Monday, December 17, 2012

Es tut mir leid

It seems like everyone has something to say about the tragic event that occurred on Friday in Connecticut. And I know I'm a little late for chiming in, but I would feel like a bit of a jerk if I just carried on without sharing my thoughts. Since reading the news on Friday, I've spent a lot of time thinking about it, as I'm sure we all have. I can't even begin to comprehend the sadness and pain that those who lost loved ones are feeling at this time. But I would just like to say how sorry I am for everyone who has been directly affected by this horrible act. The German phrase "es tut mir leid," translates to "I'm sorry," the meaning however is more sympathetic. It means you are actually saddened by the event. I think it is a beautiful phrase and is so fitting for how I feel.

I pray that the families who lost their loved ones can find comfort and peace in some way. One of my young women gave a spiritual thought on Sunday and said she knew without a doubt that those children were welcomed with open arms into heaven on Friday. She had us all in tears because we all know she is right. While these dear children were taken from this earth in such a cruel way, I have faith that they are being comforted right now by a loving Savior. And I hope that those affected can find comfort in that.

And finally, it's time for some change in this country. That this can even happen is just a nightmare. It is sickening.

Some things that I have seen shared, that I think are worthwhile: