Again I feel I have been punched in the gut.
26 victims dead, 20 children (ages 6-7) and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Friday.
Again a tragedy of unspeakable imagination that I have no words for.
President Obama, wiping away tears over these events, quoted this scripture during his press conference: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147. He said it so quietly that I almost missed it.
As I listened to the news yesterday all I could envision was my daughter’s kindergarten class and I couldn’t stop crying. The parental empathy is hard to shake.
Again I pray.
Even in my prayers the words are hard to find. I find myself asking ‘why?’. Why again. Why is it the innocent that get hurt?
Again I pray for the loved ones left behind.