Beloved, do not avenge yourself, but rather give place to wrath;
for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine. I will repay,” says the Lord.
Romans 12 : 19
I know these words at such a time as this is hard to understand –
when such an awful tragedy has happened-
“26 shot dead in a school in Connecticut USA.
20 are children-aged 5 yrs-10 yrs die with their teachers”
What can you say to these grieving families?
Doubts arise as to ask- “Why God?”-
The world is saddened by this awful tragedy.It is not God – who is a loving God
– that put it in the mind of this man to do such an awful act –
This is what ‘sin’ has done from the beginning- in the Garden of Eden.
No matter what anyone can say – Nothing will take away all the hurt and pain
these families are going through-
the loss of their innocent children and loved ones.
We have to- as hard as it is to-
Trust the justice of God that assures everyone ultimate fairness.
It is God’s task to keep score and settle accounts- not ours.
They will receive their punishment-
I want to share the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi.
It expresses in a wonderful way the thoughts that so many feel-
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” Amen
My Prayers are with these families- in their tragic loss –
May the God of Love – surround you all and bring you comfort –
We have the assurance that these lovely children and teachers
will one day be in Heaven with you for eternity.
**** follow me on http://pintrest.com/opalmassey