Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Searching for Good News

My blogfriend Nancy French wrote this essay in response to the shooting at VT....

9 comments:

Joni said...

It sounds like I got my information about the same way she did: in bits and pieces throughout the day. I was glued to the TV that evening. I still haven't processed it all.

I saw some neat things on the news last night, though. One was an interview on NBC, with a Baptist pastor who is helping counsel the students and faculty. He spoke such words of grace and comfort.

Another interview was on CBS, with a young student who is planning to some day be a pastor. They actually showed him leading a Bible study the night before, and "answering his calling a little earlier than he had planned". Both news pieces were good to see: people stepping outside their own pain to minister to those around them.

How can we ever make sense of senseless tragedy?

everydayRANDOM said...

Even though I can't seem to tear myself away from the TV, I certainly wonder about its effect on us. How much more do we need to know? What is the magic info/number/news that will maek us go - Ok, I have enough information. IMO, we will never be able to stop someone who wants to do this kind of damage. No law, security or any other human effort will ever protect us. Now, there is a scary thought?

Nancy French said...

Thanks for linking,

Fondly,
Nancy

Hattigrace said...

Maybe if more of us listend to the bag boys' Message, we would have less boys and girls in body bags.

curious servant said...

(Thanks for your supportive comments lately.)

Bek said...

what a writer. that was quite an entry. thanks for linking to it. i'd like a bagger to preach the gospel to me. that sounds awesome.

PortraitofPeter said...

Emotive and a poignant reminder of a tragic event that has left a deep scar.

Blessings and prayers to all.

Gina said...

Great article.
And to think he was declared mentally ill. To think it could have been avoided. Thank you for sharing Cheryl.

MugwumpMom said...

This was a heartrending event. My thoughts and prayers are for the families and injured, and for the American people as a whole. You've had much to endure over the past several years and your grace still shines.