The day that Kellon Hill was buried, the world - well, Bermuda - stood still. But this was bigger than just us. Our world church paper ran the story. Dr Delbert Baker, president of Oakwood University, flew to Bermuda and displayed to funeral attendees tributes from the “Class of 2012″ and presented a graduation medallion to Kellon’s parents. Dr Baker returned to Huntsville, Alabama, and shared the story of his visit with Bermudian students and the nearly 2000-strong student body, impeccably clad in blue blazer, blue socks, and pink Bermuda shorts. Our Premier, Dr Ewart Brown, halted Parliament and attended the funeral along with his whole Cabinet. He then held an emergency Cabinet meeting proposing sweeping changes to deal with community violence, including the establishment of a Clergy Commission on Violence. Dr Brown declared that the Commission would be chaired by a young pastor, one who would have an understanding of the times and know the best course to take. Imagine how proud we were when the news broke that Dr Brown had chosen for the position Director of Youth Ministries for the Bermuda Conference, Pastor Damon Hendrickson. Congratulations, Pastor Damon. Who knows whether you have come into the kingdom for such a time as this? There are Esthers and Daniels - they are on the inside. Then there are Elijahs and John the Baptists - they are on the outside, the voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord. So here’s my question: Are we Esthers and Daniels or are we Elijahs and John the Baptists? Should the church be giving advice on governmental issues? Is silence golden?