Newton, Connecticut. Before today many of us had never heard of this little town. But now, due to a senseless act this town is now on the front page of every major news site and newspaper. In one senseless act, lives were ended, lives were cut short, peace was turned into chaos, stability turned into uncertainty. In an instant the world of so many children and families were turned upside down. It is a sad sad affair.
As I sit here, I type a sentence and then delete it, type a sentence and delete it… words can not express the sadness the hurt, the pain and anguish that comes from a tragic event of this magnitude.
What are we to do? Our hearts break and spirit cries out, but many of us are thousands of miles away…
I am reminded of a quote I heard once (not sure who or when): “I am convinced more and more each day that we live in a world in desperate need of a Savior.” In one act, the human condition showed its ugly head once more…
May we remember the words of Christ in Matthew 5:4
“Blessed are those are mourn, for they will be comforted.”
May it be so.
Below are some touching and thoughtful tweets I saw today
My heart and is broken, thinking of parents cancelling Christmas plans & planning funerals instead. I cannot imagine. #newtown
— David L Hansen (@rev_david) December 14, 2012
Theodicy is a strugglehttps://twitter.com/meekamania/status/279690031696842752
— OccupyAdvent (@OccupyAdvent) December 14, 2012
Theodicy is a struggle
— Michael Meek (@meekamania) December 14, 2012