"The nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes." ~ Ezekiel 36:23

Sunday, July 22, 2012

tragedies and reactions

The horror committed by one twisted individual in Aurora, CO, will remain in our minds for ages. This man, for whatever inclination possessed him, committed an act so heinous that our minds struggle to comprehend the scope and madness of it. We pray for the wounded who are suffering, the families of those killed, wounded or in any way affected; we grieve for them.

Last night and today, my daughter goes to work at a movie theater showing the Batman flick on multiple screens and I am not concerned in the slightest amount. She is as safe as if she was going to Wal-Mart, church this morning, or any other place where two or more person congregate.

At all times in the history of mankind, heinous acts have been committed by heinous men and women. This is a fact of life in a world of men. Madness and evil exist. No laws, no protests, no screaming or ranting will fully stop these acts.

Fear and isolation are not options, We go on, we live our lives, we go to work in crowded buildings, we go to school, we go to movies, we go to malls and we go to churches. For some of us, we ask our God to watch over us and protect us, knowing that He will not stop all atrocities, not stop all accidents, not stop all sickness and not stop all death and injury.

We remember the schools, the churches, the offices, the parking garages, the several places where these monstrous acts were committed in our country and we move on.

Our hearts ache and we go on.

Father, watch over us and keep us safe, we pray, in Jesus name.

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