For those of you who don’t know, I taught in an inner city public school for eleven years before becoming a writer and at home mom. This type of tragedy is every teacher, administrator, and parent’s worst fear.
Tragedy beyond words.
Tragedy beyond your next breath.
Tragedy transcending time.
These are the things heroes are made of in life.
The following clip focuses on some of the heroes of Sandy Hook Elementary School:
That is what I want to say today.
Never forgotten are those we lost and the pain of their families.
Never forgotten are the heroes who showed us once again what metal a soul is made of in the face of death.
Never forgotten the importance of cherishing each moment with those we love.
Ephesians 5:15-16 (NRSV)
15 Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise,
16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
In some translations they say “redeeming the time” because the days are evil. That means to rescue or recover our time from waste; to improve the use of our time for great and important purposes.
We will never understand a tragedy like this. It isn’t going to make sense. All we can do is learn and remember so we may prevent it in the future.
Some encouraging songs in the face of loss: