I am not a parent. The closest thing I have to a child is my dog and that's not very close. I don't know the unconditional love a parent has for their child. I cannot imagine the pain the poor parents in Connecticut are feeling. I am not able to fathom the heartbreak that comes with news of that gravity. The anxiety of knowing your child was there, not knowing whether or not they were safe, not knowing Just 11 short days before Christmas. My heart breaks for these people. I offer my tears and my heartache up for them. I join this heartache with that of Jesus' when He sees such tragedy. In such tragic times I ask for the Blessed Virgin Mary's intercession.
I pray for the teachers, police, and health professionals that helped to ensure the safety and health of these children. Those who saw things today that no one should ever see, who acted heroically and without regard for their own safety.
"The human heart has depths from which schemes of unheard-of ferocity sometimes emerge, capable of destroying in a moment the normal daily life of a people. But faith comes to our aid at these times when words seem to fail. Christ’s word is the only one that can give a response to the questions which trouble our spirit. Even if the forces of darkness appear to prevail, those who believe in God know that evil and death do not have the final say. Christian hope is based on this truth; at this time our prayerful trust draws strength from it." —Blessed John Paul II
Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.