Monday, April 16, 2007

Prayers From the Verge

While I expect that I will be compelled to voice my opinion about senseless violence at a later date, right now I would just like to pray for all of those lost in the Virginia Tech shootings and would ask you to do the same.



RUTH said...

I've been hearing about this on our news in the UK. Horrific and my heart goes out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Marva said...

Inexplicable. I'm waiting to hear the backstory. Although, can there ever be a good answer to why?

TomCat said...

I join you in your prayers.

leftdog said...

The thing that gets me the most about the 'school shooting phenonmenon' is that a young person has so completely given up on life - theirs & others - that they simply explode. It is so final and reeks of such utter hopelessness. Clearly there must be some sort of acquired mental illness or something.

Every young person should have a chance to be happy, to feel that they belong somewhere and that they have something to contribute to a community.

All of this utter 'me me me' attitude that permeates everything disgusts me.

I feel for the families of the victims. All of them.

The same thing happened in Canada a few months back so it is not just an American phenomenon.

Young people need to have hope. They need to belong and they need to contribute.

This young shooter was apparently a loner. Belonging, mattering and contributing is essential for human life to be vibrant.

This is so unfortunate and so unnecessary.