The opening of the linden flower appears timed with the passage of the summer solstice. The trees wait relatively late before displaying their showy clusters. However, bee keepers agree that these treasured trees produce the sweetest bee and hummingbird honey.
The Episcopal Church has been facing up to its history by asking dioceses and churches to research and report on their connections to slavery and racism. And the church has wrestled as well with the issue of gay priests. The church’s dialogue, sometimes painful, has been rather brave.