Saturday morning came with a rude awakening at St Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, KY.
Vandals had tagged the church overnight, leaving obscene messages, images, and a coating of spray paint.
In the spirit of never wasting a crisis, the cleanup crew at St Michael’s not only got to work restoring the welcoming aspects of the building in time for Sunday worship, but they turned the incident to an opportunity for evangelism, providing sidewalk chalk to write grace notes outside the church.
Local news picked up the story.
During the service, Brock put what happened in perspective.
Brock invited the entire congregation to go outside, pick up some sidewalk chalk, and write their own messages of love. By the end of the service, there were far more positive messages than the hateful messages that were there before.