Today was the start of the nine-days novena mass/simbang gabi! Let us not forget to include in our prayers those who have lost loved ones because of typhoon Pablo and the deadly shooting in Connecticut.I just don’t get it. Why will you go on a shooting spree firing indiscriminately killing innocent people (especially children) and after that, you’ll shoot yourself and die too? No words can express the heartbreak and sadness I feel over the brutal shooting incident that took place in Newtown, Connecticut.
It is really hard to comprehend the happenings today. I am shocked and sadden by it. After the sad tragedies of innocent blood being shed due to brokenness, mental health and guns in the wrong hands. I don’t understand why someone needs to take away the lives of these precious “little angels”. What was his motivation to do that?! I guess it has something to do with psychological issues. I’m not a mother so can’t even say that I can empathize with the terrible pain that mothers/fathers are feeling right now. I know these event beg the question if there is a God and how can bad things like this happen…it reminds me how badly our world needs to turn to HIM so we can fight the evil in this world and address society’s problems.
I also believe that if we had better preventative treatment in which we would encourage people to “seek help/counseling/etc.” and we would take notice of someone who is acting “depressed”, “recluse”, “angry”, some tragedies like this could be prevented. I’m not making an excuse but just cautioning that we should be more aware. Terrible things can happen when parents choose to be in denial when their child is suffering from a mental illness, instead of getting them treatment. They either end up causing harm to themselves or to others.
The tears keep flowing as I see the ages of 6 and 7 next to most of these names. Covering those parents in prayer who are dealing with the unimaginable…and praying they can find peace knowing their babies are with GOD.I cannot keep from thinking that these families may never be able to celebrate Christmas for what it is ever again. I pray that somehow through God’s marvelous grace that they can someday get past this and be able to feel the joy of Christmas again.This is just so terrible. I guess we all should lend our strength, kindness, compassion, love & grace… To stranger & friend… We don’t know the struggles they face.
Unsolicited advice to all you people calling for stricter gun control, think about this. That would only restrict people who carry/buy/have weapons LEGALLY. Stricter gun control won’t keep weapons out of bad people’s hands because they don’t carry them legally or care about laws.To all you people calling for stricter gun control, think about this. That would only restrict people who carry/buy/have weapons LEGALLY. Stricter gun control won’t keep weapons out of bad people’s hands because they don’t carry them legally or care about laws. A bad person is going to commit bad crimes not matter how many new laws we get.People who want to do bad things are going to do those things whether law abiding citizens have a harder time getting guns or not. Like what if someone in any one of these crowds would have been carrying? A lot would have been prevented. Gun control just isn’t the answer. For protection… And it doesn’t stop at guns, if someone wants to commit a crime they could use a plethora of weapons… Box cutter, knives, scalpels, bombs (which by the way you could make one with materials that are all legal). So why push for more control on guns only? A bad person is going to commit crimes whether gun control is in full force or not. It’s not going to keep guns out of bad people’s hands. It’ll just keep them out of hands that legally and lawfully own in my opinion. Take a minute to think about that please.