One year ago today 27 tragedies happened in Sandy Hook. Yesterday another occurred in Colorado. This was just 8 miles from Columbine, another place of tragedy. There are so many more that you don’t hear about. There’s sickness, there’s sadness, there’s fear, there is anger, but thank you God, there is Peace in Jesus!
– Lucinda Berry Hill, author of “Coffee with Jesus”
I am a writer, yet today I can’t get my thoughts together about this most sad day. I cry for the families and I cry for the most recent victim in Colorado. I just this moment saw a post on facebook requesting continued prayer, as she is not doing well.
There are times when mere words fail. This is one of those times.
I believe in God and that He has a plan. The difficulty is in wrapping my brain around the fact that tragedy could be a part of that master plan. I’m not questioning God – not at all. It’s just too much and it happens too often! I don’t understand the desire to kill anyway, but I truly do not and never will understand a young kid wanting to kill. Where did we go wrong?
This is not a day I wish to preach to anyone or point fingers or find a scapegoat or play the blame game. I would ask you to consider something though. Consider the “quality” of thought that kids cultivate today. There’s a term I’ve heard time and again – “garbage in, garbage out”. In other words, a person’s brain is like a garden and what type of fertilizer you use will either make a positive impact and you will have a wonderful, healthy garden – or you can put some cheap, substandard stuff on your garden, or maybe nothing at all. What kind of garden do you think you will end up with?
We have sought scapegoats for mass shootings. In minority cultures, racial groups, and now the mentally ill. When we are ready to accept that the demon is within us all, we can begin to treat the cycle of anger and suffering. – Laura L. Hayes, P.hD, psychologist
Just some random thoughts on this day. This very sad day. 😦