Some people are in a dither about the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar. Many Christians also point to signs around the world that the prophecies of Revelation are coming true. As for me, the end of the world does not frighten me because I realize that for each of us the “end of the world” is only a breath away.
For twenty little children in Connecticut the end of the world came unexpectedly yesterday, December 14, 2012. Twenty little children with heads full of Santa Claus and wishes for the newest electronic gadgets to be delivered from his bottomless bag were deprived of their precious lives–all of their dreams and futures ended by one angry young man.
I write this with tears in my eyes. There are tears throughout the nation as our flags fly at half mast. Although compassion flows from every corner of the world toward those bereft parent of the Sandy Hook school shooting, there is still not enough compassion to assuage one tenth of the grieve that dwells in the hearts of those parents.
On behalf of this web site, I would like to add my caring and compassion for those parents to the great pool of caring that is headed their way. May God be with them.