Saturday, December 15, 2012

Praying for Newtown, CT

Young children being led out of their school by Police Officers at Newtown, CT

Yet another tragedy hit a small community in the heart of Connecticut. And this time, the victims were 20 young children, besides 6 adults, all killed in Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. These were 20 innocent children who were waiting for Santa Claus to arrive in their house in 11 days, and today, the devil arrived instead, and caused this horrific massacre. 
Let us pray for these children, their teachers, their parents, their friends, those injured and those helping in the recovery and healing process. May the parents of these children find comfort and consolation, knowing that as long as they live, they have these angels watching over them, angels that were so savagely snuffed away from them. And let us continue to fight evil in all its forms. As much as this is Rejoicing (Gaudete) Sunday in the Liturgy of the Third Sunday of Advent, unfortunately there will not be much joy in Newtown this weekend. But remember that Joy is not the absence of suffering, but the Presence of the Lord. And the Lord is always by your side, healing your pain, and comforting your sadness.

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