Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hearts and Prayers are in Aurora

My post for yesterday was going to be about my ongoing thoughts about renovating my kitchen. But after I heard yesterday's tragic news, kitchen renovation was not very important. My mind and heart and prayers have all been in Aurora and with those who were in the theater and their families and friends. Sadly, I know too well when a moment in history is one's own moment in life and my heart breaks for all who now share this knowledge in Aurora.

I'd like to share an an article from yesterday's Deseret News by Jay Evensen. I know I look for a "why" for this tragedy and I don't see one. His summation helped me grapple with all that happened yesterday and through the years, "There are no answers except one. We cannot let them win." It is a terrific article. Thanks, Mr. Evensen for clarity on a dark day. Prayers for hope, for clarity and comfort.    

11 comments:

Theresa said...

Praying for all involved! Such a sad day! HUGS and prayers!

Mevely317 said...

His certainly was an interesting article! I appreciate your calling our attention to it today, when so many of us are still reeling and searching for answers.

I hope your weekend is a peaceful one!

Chatty Crone said...

What in the world is happening to us - I am praying. sandie

Barbara F. said...

I read this article and he made good points. But there is no way anyone can pinpoint when a person is going to "snap", even though they seem to take lots of time preparing for their hell. My prayers go to the victims and their families. I'd like to know "who" called him on his cell right before the tragedy. xo

Pam said...

Thanks for the interesting article link! Unfortunately, we learned a while ago that one of those killed was a man from Crystal Lake, IL, our neighboring town. My prayers go out to everyone involved in the tragedy. Have a good weekend, Buttercup!

Melinda said...

Prayers and blessings for ALL of us. As was stated above "we just don't know when a person may snap."
How true. Sad but true.

M :)

Susie said...

Buttercup, It is so sad at the loss of all those lives and the pain on the community. I have prayed and will continue to pray for them. xo, Susie

Loretta said...

This was such a tragic thing. There are no words to describe a person who would do such a horrid thing! We are all grieving!

Thank you for sharing.
Love to you!

TARYTERRE said...

"The good in the world outweighs the bad." I would like to believe it. But sometimes REALITY is more SCARY than the music, video games, tv shows and movies that portray so much violence to our children. They say anyone can snap. But when you've bought 6000 rounds of ammunition, intentions are clear. Why didn't that show up in a database somewhere??? It is curious what he was studying at the time. Perhaps on some level, he sensed the madness within? Such a senseless tragedy. Too many hurt. Too many dead. My heart aches for each and every one of them and their families. "When it's DARKEST you can see the STARS."

Barb said...

Another senseless tragedy. It is happening far to often. Praying, as so many other are, for thee family.

SINCERITY said...

I don't think any words can adequately sum up the horror and sadness so many people are feeling.

We don't always get to know why bad things happen. And sometimes when we do get answers they are not enough.

Life is fragile and none of us know when it may be our final day, hour, minute in this world.

As a Christian I try to live a life that honors God. Many times it is His love and strength that lifts me up.

I pray that the victims, their friends and family, and the law enforcement agencies, find answers and peace. And I pray for justice.