My heart is sickened today by the senseless, calloused act of one human being.
Every where around me by word of mouth and social media sites I'm flooded with an out cry of the innocent who either fear tomorrow or wish to right the wrong by a force of action....but what we need to realize as we live and witness these devastating acts is that if one act of evil can rattle the world for a day, what can one act of kindness do?
We may be living in what appears to be a failing world - where trust in man kind is dwindling, but WE have not been sent here to fail with it.
Beauty is still found in the world, in a hug, in a tear shed for another, in unity, in hope. We are never alone.
Pray for those who morn, comfort those who are in need of comfort this day and DO NOT FEAR.
Be the strength and sure footed leader that the world so desperately needs, even if you are only the leader of your home and family. Teach your children that bad things (that we can not always control) will happen, but its how we react when they happen that will either defeat us or cause our eyes to open and witness the outpouring of millions who still care, love and fight everyday to retain that which is good.
It was only one who managed to shattered the day of countless souls, so why cant one start to repair that which has been broken by spreading hope for tomorrow and prayers for today.
My prayer is that you and your family will be blessed with the very comfort and reassurance that, today, is so desperately need.
Reflect upon the Hymn: Have I done any good...
"Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad?...Has anyone's burden been lighter today, Have the sick and the weary been helped on their way? When they needed my help was I there?"
Doing "Good" truly is a pleasure, "a joy beyond measure"!
(In Memory and hope for the victims of the Newtown, Conn. Elementary school shooting 12/14/2012)