Sandy Hook: Children to Cherish
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#1 Dec 20, 2012
This goes out to all those affected by the events in which took place on December 14th, 2012. To the children, parents, teachers and those who wept alongside them, this is for you. May God bless and comfort you in your time of need and may our prayers reach each and every victim of this grief.
The dearest of all lives are the most precious of all faces. Little children are truly the light of this world. For our little children were created in innocence. They are what blesses our lives so that there’s always joy in the world. Their trust of us comes naturally. From the moment of birth they depend on us to care for and love them.
The tragedy in which took the lives of 20 school children between the ages of 6 and 7 is a great loss to our nation and the world. The very unthinkable nature of what took place effects us all in such a way that shocks our minds and hearts to feel true pain. For I know I have shed tears for them and their parent’s tremendous loss. December 14th is a sad day for mankind and marks the event which should have never taken place, for no man with a soul should be capable of massacring little babies… it’s unimaginable, heartless and cruel.
The fashion of this trauma was enough to capture international attention and create a new type of terror in our hearts. We must not focus on this event as unique however for there are many countries around the world where children die from all types of cruelty, neglect and violence. With that said, we must acknowledge that mass media is exploiting these helpless victims to push through an agenda which focuses on disarming assault weapons from the hands of civilians.
We must all, as humble people, consider those children that passed on which we have never heard of on TV. We must acknowledge this incident as a wake up call for how cold and remorseless people can become, but not focus on this as being new for surely the world’s cruelty has been here before and always will be. Prescribing drugs and removing weapons is not the answer to the problem: It’s people.
Conditions which cannot be contained can cause anyone grief, suffering or pain. A world which is seemingly cruel and cold at times can surely cause someone to become isolated and disturbed to the point where they reach a reality that dictates that people are just moving objects like in a video game. With that in mind, we must all take a look at ourselves as the problem.
Do we neglect someone who is in need? Does our societal pressure isolate people from society? Does our jobs outweigh our focus on family? Do we tell others what they want to hear? Are we quick to dismiss someone because we’re in a hurry? Do we care more about ourselves than others? Do we openly favor someone over another? Do we forget to interact with the people easily forgotten because they’re quiet or keep to themselves? Do we, as a people, act responsibly overall? If so, is it regarding work, finances and keeping your home fashionable or geared towards family-oriented feeling-focused as a kind loving person?
These are questions we should all ask.
#2 Dec 20, 2012
The pure and simple truth is that great trauma inflicted onto a person who is neglected or disturbed is more easily invasive to someone who’s outcast to those around them. Even so, the killer of these children, may have too been a victim, and perhaps it’s why he chose to create victims himself.
Regardless of the reasons this crime is heinous and coldblooded. The mourning of these lives are a tragedy and we must all claim responsibility that, we as people, need to stop and take our time to shine light into other people’s lives. Whether it’s mental illness or lack of love, it matters not. The very tragedy itself is enough reason for people to unite in principles and vow to set forth positive, loving and responsible morals which promote peace, love, kindness and prosperity versus isolation, impatience and violence.
No more should the tough mafia killer or drug-dealing gangster be glorified in Hollywood. No more should children drone out in front of the computer or TV playing violent video games for hours on end. People should call each other, visit each other and not rely on chatting and Facebook so much. Societal pressure and technology allows isolation to be more of a norm these days and I find it to be unhealthy. The way we live our lives needs to be re-examined.
In concluding this piece, I’d like to go back to the victims and say they’ll forever be missed, cherished and valued by the saints of this world. I pray that all those feeling grief and despair find strength and courage to continue on with their life. I pray that all those affected can find the love of God somehow. I pray that all people set out to fight against those who have removed God from our schools and start by working on bringing back the Word of God into their children’s life. I pray that, we as a nation, can find our way back to Christ and His gospel of peace.
#3 Jan 29, 2013
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