I don’t have eloquent words to express the grief that I feel for the loss of life in Newtown, Connecticut.
I think about the number of lives that are lost due to violence every day…and I wonder what it would be like to have a day of peace…
As I sit here considering my own feelings I can only say that I am deeply saddened and humbled. I can only offer prayers for strength, healing and hope to all who are affected by this tragedy.
The magnitude of such a crime must not be diminished. It is an offense and a desecration.
Life is sacred.
Hold your loved ones tight.
Cherish them everyday.
Do not take time for granted.
The future of which you dreamed may be lost in the blink of an eye.
Lift up one another.
Speak words that edify to all who are around you.
Do not tear each other down.
Sow seeds of peace.
To my own family,
I never knew the children who were lost or their families. Still, we are all connected.
When I heard of this tragedy and thought of the children who were lost, a family picture came to mind. This picture will now have a new meaning for me as it represents a face of innocence.
Those of you who are in this picture are all adults now. Many of you have you now have your own children whom you love and cherish.
Even though I live far away from you, know that time and distance do not diminish the love that I have for each of you. Live fully and live well.
God bless you.
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