Friday, December 14, 2012


Those of us who have adopted traumatized children know that our world is broken.  We know how hard it is to heal that brokenness.  We know that "love and stability" do not cure a damaged brain. 

I don't know the story of the young man who began shooting in a room full of very young children.  I do know, though, that today the world got a glimpse of a very broken young man, and the damage that brokenness can inflict on a family and community. 

It was a reminder of how broken our world is, and in the midst of the darkness, we desperately need hope.  It is Advent, and we are waiting.  Waiting for Christ to break again into our world with the dawn of God's love and grace.  In the midst of our brokenness, that is the source of our hope. 


Miz Kizzle said...

So true. There have always be mentally ill people who commit mass murder (consider the 1927 school bombing in Bath, Michigan, the worst incident of school violence in America to date) but that guy didn't have assault weapons.
We desperately need to reform our gun laws.

Reverend Mom said...

I agree. We need to reform gun laws, and we also need to strengthen mental health programs. Daughter's psychiatrist was talking about how it's going to get worst as new cuts come down from the government.