Friday, December 14, 2012
There Is Good
Do we cry out in despair, asking the unanswerable why?
If I feel that despair, safe at home with my children and husband, I cannot imagine how forty parents in Newtown feel tonight.
But do we stop with despair?
Can we resolve to help with thoughts, prayers, gifts, kindness? Can we reach out in community to those who are hurting, far away and close at home? Can we pay attention to the ones who are in pain, quiet and angry? Can we pay attention to each other each and every day?
In the midst of tragedy, there is Good.
There is Good in how we serve each other with love.
All of our hearts have broken with the families of twenty little children and their teachers, with an entire community devastated by evil.
Respond in love.
There is Good in that.
There is God in that.