Just unthinkable and yet it happened.
Yesterday, a gunman walked into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and ripped out the heart of a community. He killed 20 children, babies ages 6 and 7. He killed their principal, their school psychologist, and four other teachers who rushed to protect the children under their care.
The world is reeling from such unspeakable horror.
How do we get through it?
For me, it’s just not the time to start debating gun control or anything else. It’s time to reach out. Pray. Support those who are hurting. Do whatever you can to help others. The hurt is overwhelming and it has many faces. It will last a long time.
There will be time to debate gun control, but for now, each of us has an opportunity to simply do the “human” thing. Let’s focus on the people, not the politics. There are many people living a painful nightmare; it is real, and it will take a world of love to help it heal.
Each of us will respond in a way that is individual to us, in a way that is personal to us. We all are broken-hearted. God bless the Newtown angels and the families they left behind.
Copyright 2012 By Marianne V. Heffernan