Sunday, December 16, 2012

Where There is Darkness

Friday's massacre in Connecticut has affected us all greatly. I didn't know anyone involved, but like all of us, it's broken my heart into pieces. We spent the weekend being grateful, mourning, and praying. Praying without ceasing. 

Our prayers were for the victims' families, the survivors and their families, the teachers and administrators, the employees, the first response teams, the churches, the government officials, the perpetrator's family, the community, and the reporters covering events. 

My hugs for my own babies became prayers. I stared at them until they were uncomfortable, hugged them until they squealed, and touched them every time they came near. 

Our prayers continue. We weep. We mourn those who were senselessly killed.

Things seem simultaneously trivial and significant. Pointless and important. Time wasted and time cherished.

My words -- they just seem so inadequate. So I will pray.

3 comments:

  1. It's all we can do. It's an awful feeling to be so consumed by conflicting emotions...heartbroken and hopeful, angry and grateful, confused and blessed. Thankful I don't have to know what words to use. Praying to the Prophet, Priest, and King.

    "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." -Romans 8:26

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  2. It's all we can do. It's an awful feeling to be so consumed by conflicting emotions...heartbroken and hopeful, angry and grateful, confused and blessed. Thankful I don't have to know what words to use. Praying to the Prophet, Priest, and King.

    "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." -Romans 8:26

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    1. That verse is perfect. Thank you for sharing it.

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