Friday, December 14, 2012

Draw near to God

In the midst of the senseless violence and the loss of innocent life in Newtown, Connecticut, may we remember the words of St. John of the Cross who we remember this day:

"In tribulation immediately draw near to God with confidence, and you will receive strength, enlightenment, and instruction.”

The nation mourns, but before we want answers or choose to get angry let us first draw near to God.

There is no new gun law, no death penalty verdict, or deep desire to get even that will erase this behavior in our world. It is turning to God, who through His Son our Lord Jesus Christ, commands us to love.

People don't just grow into killers one day, it is the absence of genuine love in their life, which we as humans need.

Be an example of love not hate this day and everyday!