The tragedy today in Newtown, CT is a scenario that none of us can truly be prepared for. The troubling reality is that we’re all vulnerable. As much as we would like to believe in people and believe that the world we live in is safe- the fact is, we can’t account for every unstable individual that walks among us.
In the months ahead,- the political fall-out will continue, gun control debates will intensify and mental illnesses will be examined and discussed. The harsh reality is,- genuine evil doesn’t care about any of our debates and discussions. What happened in Newtown Friday was evil personified.
The fact that the evil had to be expelled upon innocent children and school teachers is painful beyond words. My heart aches for the children, their families and everyone affected by the shooter’s cowardice.
For those of you choosing to discuss politics before the families have really had a chance to mourn- I truly feel sorry for you. What matters more, human life or your political agenda? If you had to think about that question, you need more God in your life.
Let the families have time to mourn. Give them a chance to breath. The misery that the devil has dealt them is painful enough. Show some class and worry about gun control after we remember the fallen and lend a shoulder to those who must proceed without them.
“Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep” ~ An Irish Prayer
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there… I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow…
I am the diamond glints on snow…
I am the sunlight on ripened grain…
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight…
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there… I did not die.