Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sandy Hook tragedy


photo from Associate Press
The tragedy from Newtown, Connecticut keeps pulling me back as my head is filled with questions that I'm sure even the authorities in Newtown will never find out. Today, the police released the names of the children and adults killed by Adam Lanza. There were twelve girls and eight boys all between 6 and 7 years old. Young children who all had their lives ahead of them.

The thing that has given me hope in these pain filled tragedy is the resilience of the families that lost loved ones. Emilie Parker's father said 'he was not mad', and offered his love to the families that suffered including the shooter's family. His forgiveness is something we as human being could all learn from as we move towards Christmas.

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