Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Do you believe in God; Written on the bullet"

It's been 12 years since the Columbine Shooting. It breaks my heart to see how many people are effected. Just because it was 12 years ago doesn't mean it doesn't still have the same sorrow behind it. My Aunt brought up a good point to me today, we commonly forget the family of the boys responsible. Should we not share the same compassion towards them? Its events like this where one needs to spread their compassion over everyone like a warm, loving quilt and wrap it around them as if they are your family. We really are all just one big family if we separate each of us with names, race, nationality, sexuality, or whatever it may be.

When ever I think of Columbine, I think of the song Cassie, by: Flyleaf. It reminds me that it isn't just another news story we hear on the television or read about on the internet, it is real and it effected real families. For those who identify themselves as Christians, would you say you believed if a gun was pointed at you? The power and inspiration of the faith those people had to say yes, even though they knew the end result. My Aunt also brought up the fact that there are countries that will kill you for being a Christian, would you still be strong in your faith? Would you be willing to say that you believe in God?

So take this day and dedicate it to remembrance, and send out your prayers for the families and friends who lost their loved ones, pray for comfort and healing of that hurt.

1 comment:

  1. I love you Meg. Very beautifully said.

    Aunt Rachel