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.

Great Good.

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.


  1. Thank you. I came here because I knew you would have something good to say. You are a treasure in my world today and a blessing in your ministry.
    We will all hold our families closer tonight.

  2. I could not have said it so well Susan. Thank you. And...Amen.

  3. Thank you, Susan, for posting this. I live in Monroe, CT, just eight miles from the scene of this tragic event and our community is devastated. Our schools were in lockdown for most of the day and many children were taken out of school early. It is an unfathomable tragedy and we are all in shock. I pray for peace for all involved. Thank you for your beautiful post.

  4. That was beautiful, Susan! Thank you.

    Linda W.

  5. Susan,
    Words escape me. I'm glad you were able to get them out.

  6. I came here knowing you would know just what to say. Thank you.


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