By Mark Azzara
Every year at this time I draw a blank when writing this weekly letter to you. That’s because there’s a blank space inside of me as I recall the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre which occurred four years ago, on Dec. 14, 2012.
My friends’ daughter was among the teachers who died that day. Rather than write that tragedy I invite you to do what I’m doing. Think. Feel, perhaps even grieve. Pray. Trust more deeply in God. And be OK with being at a loss for words. If we don’t stop to briefly re-experience such events as if they happened earlier today then we risk becoming deadened to the reality of violence. And if that day ever comes we really will have reason to grieve – not only for others but for ourselves.
All God’s blessings – Mark
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