Thursday, December 15, 2016

December 14 #SandyHook

On December 14, we stop & remember the terrible tragedy that took place in Sandy Hook...

It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness. - old proverb

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. ~ Desmond Tutu

Read these thoughtful reflections:

For Roxane Gay: Notes from a Forgiving Heart

Standing at the Edge of the Rain (A Sandy Hook reflection)

The President’s Devotional: What Obama ‘Did In Secret’ In Newtown (EXCERPT)

The Slaughter of the Innocents of Sandy Hook

Why I Can't Tell My Son About Sandy Hook

After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet

And pray:

O gracious and loving God, on this anniversary of the tragedy in Sandy Hook, we remember all the victims who lost their lives to hate. We remember the brave and courageous who rushed to the scene to help and those who have given comfort in the months and years afterward. We remember those who continue to grieve loved ones lost, for the survivors and for all the anxiety and fear we had in those days. We also remember how we came together to support one another in a time of need. Have mercy, Lord, give us strength and peace to practice kindness in the midst of hate; make us courageous in compassion and in justice for all. Help us to know your steadfast love & hope, your presence that is as near as breath; rekindle in our hearts the hope of life that conquers death. This we ask in your son’s name, Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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