Sunday, December 23, 2012

Carry It Forward

Still grappling with the violence at Shady Hook, a friend and I were commenting on the wave of goodwill and love that has erupted not only in Connecticut, but here in Massachusetts and more than likely around the world. It was reported that for 8 hours at a local drive through coffee/donut place people were paying for an order or two behind them. Leaving cash at the register to cover the bills of others.

And how generous and wonderful as this is, I'm left with the question, "Why did it take the senseless deaths of 28 people to bring about this outpouring?" Yes 28.

Let us not forget the tragedy, and as we move towards healing let us never forget the love and kindness that work so hard to heal the wounds. Evil happens in the blink of an eye. Coming out of no where.

Let's not say the say the same for love.


jeff noel said...

Been thinking about the same thing. Have written eight posts so far (none posted yet). More to come probably... at least until I have heard from God to move on.

And yes, 28.

Haven't watched, read, or listened to a drop of media.

Just praying. Always praying.

And mostly, trying to do God's will everyday, whether inspired by tragedy, or hope (mostly hope).

Patty Hebert said...

St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, taught we are all about doing God's Work. That our everyday tasks and actions are prayers. Pray all day with intent.