Two years ago, I wrote this post after one of the first of now many school shootings. Today, I’m revisiting this theme on grief after attending a recent funeral that was so unexpected and following up on a long season of personal grief for our daughter and her family. Grief…none of us can avoid it…and we cannot short-cut it either.
Like most people I know, I’ve been watching the television accounts of what happened and I’ve been reading the online articles hoping for a reason? an explanation? something? anything? to help me understand how a person could walk into an elementary school and just start shooting.
The news didn’t give me any answers.
The online journalists’ timeline accounts didn’t either.
I still felt sick inside.
And to be honest…I just wanted to forget about it.
There was already enough evil in the world before this happened. And now?
I can see why people give up.
I can see why people all over the world blame God in general and guns in particular.
But I also know that we’re right at the start in…
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