Saturday, July 21, 2012


My heart is breaking.
I woke up yesterday morning to the news of the shooting 
at the Colorado movie theater.

I know that there is pain in this world.
I know that everyone has their issues.
But when a person is so tortured inside 
that their pain leads to them picking up a weapon
and harming those around them my heart breaks. 
It breaks for the families of the mortally injured.
It breaks for the families of those in the theater.
It breaks for the family of the shooter.
And it breaks for the shooter himself.

I guess it doesn't always make sense that my heart breaks for 
the one causing so much pain and destruction.
But I believe that they are the ones who need prayers the most.
Obviously they have been struggling with their pain for a long
time if it has led to them taking the lives of others and I hope God
can help them through it since the shooter won't have many people
standing by his side today.

Events like these always make me realize how blessed I am.
How lucky I am that I've never been in a situation that could end my life. 
Please take a moment to say a prayer for all those involved in this shooting.
But then be still and thank God for the good fortune that He has blessed you with. 
Be thankful that you have your families and your friends.
Be thankful that it wasn't your movie theater.
Be thankful for your life. 


Tansy Stobart said...

Nat this is exactly how I felt about it when I heard a couple of days ago. I always feel terrible for the one who was so low that they felt this was the only logical thing to do. It's so unfortunate for everyone involved and I'm happy you're sharing your compassionate view unlike many others who are branding the guy a freak. Mental illnesses are just as legitimate as physical ailments.

Sierra said...

I just wrote a post about this. Your thoughts are exactly my thoughts. I couldn't seem to place mine as well I usually do because they are so everywhere!
Thanks for this.
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I am your newest follower.
Love the way you write. Simple. But perfect.
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