There is something so inherently wrong about innocent children being killed. There is something so inherently wrong about violence of any kind. Our nation’s hearts are broken because of the tragedy that occurred last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
And it’s the Christmas season. Somehow, violence during this holy time of the year falls black against the shining backdrop of love, giving, joy, and peace. It is even more unconscionable.
Yet happen it did. Tragedies in our lives, in our homes, in our schools, in our nations are a reality. Our goal must always be prevention. Our reaction must always be resilience. Our action must always be an almost divine commitment to making our world a better place.
I will offer one pointer each day over the next few weeks for “What to do when nothing can be done.” When school begins again in January, I will turn the focus to schools.
What to Do When Nothing Can Be Done.
1. Know God (however you understand the concept) loves you even when you cannot feel it, even when you cannot see it, even when you don’t feel you deserve it, even when you are angry at him, and even when you feel unloveable.
This is a strange statement coming from a public school forum because we hold such diverse belief systems. Even the statement, in the context of violence, may make you angry. That’s okay. Opening this door opens you to hope...even when you’re angry. It paves the way for truth; and truth, however brutal, is a powerful ally. It leads us to our special way to bettering our world...but it will take time!
Begin a dialogue with God today. Tell him your truth.
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