Monday, April 16, 2007

Massacre at Virginia Tech

Massacre at Virginia Tech

Our rector Anne sent the following helpful spiritual message today in an email to the parish:

Dear Friends,

Today is a horrible day. All these young lives lost. I have to tell you that I really don't know what to say. Perhaps the most respectful thing is to say nothing, except to take it all in, feel as much as we are able, then offer our prayers for the slain, the injured, their families and friends.

If we need to say something, here's one prayer (with amendments) from our Prayer Book:

O God, whose beloved Son took children into his arms and blessed them: Give us grace to entrust these young students to your never-failing care and love. Let them grow in your love and your peace. Sustain us who mourn for them. Then bring us all to your heavenly grace and kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Somehow, may we know a measure of God's peace, even today. ---Anne

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