Friday, December 14, 2012

A Collective Loss

We extend sympathy to the parents of the victims in our most recent outbreak of gun related violence. Our prayers are with those parents and the children who experienced such a traumatic incident. The concept of innocent children is becoming a thing of the past as the weak and the greedy prey upon the young ones. And still we recall Jesus' words:
If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea. . . . Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven.’ Matthew 18:6, 10
This type of violence does not solve problems. It creates greater problems and leaves behind shattered lives.We all suffer. We all lose.

It is our prayer that those who have suffered loss may find strength and comfort in the death and suffering of Jesus Christ and hope in his resurrection. God will make all things new.
Loving God, Loving Neighbor
Developing Faithful Leaders for a Diverse Church and World Now and in the Future

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