Tears of a Nation Memorializing Sandy Hook
"Heal the broken heart-ed and bind up their wounds" are the final words President Obama said as he spoke to the nation on the tragic incident in Connecticut where an armed assailant attacked and killed students and staff before taking his own life.
I fear for the welfare of this man's soul, for nothing offends God more than the shedding of innocent blood.
To the parents and loved ones of those who lost family to this ill man in Newtown, no words of comfort will satisfy the confusion and agony of losing a loved one. No religious belief or philosophy can substitute for the comfort of holding a child again as many people will have the opportunity to do save the victims of this tragedy.
The most powerful man in the world arguably, President Obama, shed tears knowing that he would have the privilege of cherishing his daughters while those parents of the little ones snuffed out so early in life will have nothing but the memories of their laughter and images to cherish. It is a terrible act to take a life, but it seems so much more horrid when the life of a child is taken. It is taught by Isaiah, that in the last days the hearts of men will wax cold and shall not take compassion on the young or the babe or the woman with child.
What happened to the heart of this man who took with him to the afterlife innocents? What made his heart so cold that he would take the lives of people who are not even accountable to God for their sins? Why would he shed the blood of the innocent? I fear for the welfare of this man's soul, for nothing offends God more than the shedding of innocent blood.
The hearts of men have waxed cold and care has decreased in the world. Because of this lack of care, a man grew to maturity to perpetuate his careless life into the caring lives of many good people.
The creator of Twin Latter-day Saints, a new group of concerned Africans, African Americans and other philanthropists has this to say about why such things may occur though he fully gives no excuse for any reason to murder.
My experiences have taught me that many people who do such things do them from lack of feeling loved. This results in lack of ability to care for others. Yet the void in their hearts lingers and irritates. They see others receiving love all around them yet they feel disregarded, worthless in what they see as an ocean of people loving each other but not them. This constant reminder of their ostracism develops resentment.
Mr. Wight in this post on his public forum has revealed a very telling truth. The hearts of men have waxed cold and care has decreased in the world. Because of this lack of care, a man grew to maturity to perpetuate his careless life into the caring lives of many good people. No tears where shared for him. I fear for his soul as I cry for the children. I do not cry only because they are gone. I cry because their loss reminds me of my own loss--opening up the wounds of losing my own child in tragedy.
During the holiday seasons as we rush off to celebrate the birth of the Savior, or the cleansing of the Temple and lighting of the candles, or Santa bringing gifts, and bringing a new year, let us cherish each other in love. Let us remember every day of every year we have loved ones who we can hug and speak to that we are truly blessed.
Not just in our families should we do this thing. Let us include our neighbors and friends. Let us reach out to those we may have overlooked and show them there is still love enough in the world that they need only reach back to us.
If there is a lonely heart, invite him or her over for a family gathering. Do a kind act remembering all the time that by doing so we could prevent a person from feeling the hatred and loathing that would make him do such terrible crimes.
As unpopular as it may be in today's society, religion is the answer to the problem. In my estimation, the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that there is good in all religions, but I can only endorse Christianity from personal experience.
The shooting was a departure from a connection to God. We connect to God through other people. We have failed to reach one soul, so dozens of lives have been permanently affected. We can do better. We will do better.
Sandy Hook Victims
In the words of Jesus as attributed to him from the Bible "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." John 13:34-35
Let us put all parties aside politically and agree with the president that we need to put a stop to this. The only way I can think of is with the help of God almighty.
© 2012 Rodric Anthony