“Weep with those who weep.” – Romans 12:15b
We weep with you Sandy Hook Elementary. The nation grieves for the families of Newton, Connecticut. Our best response is to weep with you, and to share your broken hearts.
Unworthy. I had no idea how to approach a worthy response to such great tragedy. It took a week to even process. To be honest, the pain I feel just reading the headlines hinders me from reading the articles. I just can’t bring myself to read about little ones’ funerals.
The night following the shooting, I couldn’t sleep and found myself praying for the victims’ family throughout the night. My girls are so young, and just a year after a rough pregnancy, I think I’m just still to sensitive to allow my guarded heart to go there.
Noteworthy. My friend Anka at Keeping It Real wrote an article today on Blog Etiquette challenging us to discuss the worthy appropriate response to such horrible evil. Thanks Anka for calling us writers out to a noteworthy topic of discussion.
We’ll never understand their pain, but we can cry with Sandy Hook Elementary.
How are you responding to Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy?
- Keeping It Real: Blog Etiquette: A Code Of Ethics In the Wake of Violence
- Miracle Baby. Praying For your Unborn Twins
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I have been on a media fast for the most part since the tragedy. My kids don’t know about it and we don’t watch TV much anyway, so it’s been easy to keep the news from them since last Friday was their last day before Christmas break. I can’t bear to see or hear about the little ones lost and I weep for their families, especially the mommies. I’ve been praying for them non-stop and will continue to do so as long as the HS leads me to.
Good job protecting your little ones. The Lord is amazing how he burdens his people to pray for those he is working in. Take care!
I have been reading others’ posts about it and have commented in response to them, but as for me, I don’t know what to say. I have cried more in the last week than I have in years. It has been devastating. And I haven’t even watched anything on tv (I just couldn’t) but I’ve read a little and I’ve talked to my husband who has read more.
I pray that the parents in Connecticut know the vast number of people who are grieving with them and praying for them, and can have at least a little comfort in that.
That’s a good prayer Valerie. I’ll be praying for that too.
On a side note, really, it was other people’s posts that inspired me to respond. I just didn’t know how. Hmmm, that’s the power of the blogging community doing a good work in my heart. 🙂 pretty cool.
Yes, the blogging community has helped me during this time, for sure! We are all in this together. Sounds cliche’, but it’s the truth. 😉
Maya, I’m with you on this delicate matter. I couldn’t find adequate words to express my deep sorrow for the victims’ families. I haven’t been sleeping well either. To echo what you’ve already said, the blogging community has given me the green light to openly air out my thoughts. I feel like a load was lifted today. Thanks again for the very gracious nod to my post. 🙂
I think it has to be a wake up call for us. When People asked Jesus why a mass killing happened at the temple, he pointed to another disaster and said, “Repent, unless you too shall parish.” I’ve been thinking about what it would look like for us individually and collectively as a nation to “repent.” What do we need to turn away from, and turn to, inorder that such horrible things are no longer the norm. Besides that, I’ve just been grieving, praying, and hugging my daughter a lot.
That’s good. I’ve been hugging my daughters a lot too.
I didn’t know the right way to tackle this subject either! It’s been such a comfort in other bloggers talking about it and seeing the outpouring of concern and empathy. I know there is many good people in the world!