God’s presence amid horror 

Don’t infuse this tragedy with a
religious rigor and commentaries about our lost world and its lost
souls. This is a moment for grace to resonate. This is a moment to
demonstrate patience with those who are confused, angry, bitter and
utterly despairing. Let the world play out its emotions. And you who
walk with God, never lose your footing as you trail alongside them in a
sacred silence with your only communication being the silent prayer
between your spirit and God’s.

Those who know God carry
the answers to these horrors in their heart, but such answers are not
meant as swords wielded at paper dragons in the media. Christ is meant
as a comforter. God represents an understanding father whose ability to
grasp this horror is reflected in the tragic murder of his son for
humanity’s sins. You represent this heart, this holy mind, this love.

Let
others know of God’s presence, not his anger. Let them know of his
forgiveness, not his disappointment. There will be a time for reflection
and at that point, you can add what happened at Sandy Hook to the
litany of evidence for a fallen world. But not now.

—David Hull, Yukon

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