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Prayers for the victims and the town of NewTown!

Monday, December 17, 2012

I am a teacher of 4th graders, and a parent.

It's very hard for us to comprehend the tragedy that struck the Newtown, Connecticut community. The taking of lives, let alone so many little ones, is senseless and unnerving. It strikes us as educators at the very core of our responsibility to provide a safe environment for the children in our care. As teachers, we naturally put yourselves in the position of those educators and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We know in our hearts and minds how we would react to protect God's children, the young people we teach and love as if they were our own.
May the parents of the victims and all the survivors, and the children, staff that will eventually return to this school find solace. So I just want to offer the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen

Our thoughts and prayers for all!! emoticon emoticon
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  • AMALIA8
    Amen. Love the prayer as it definitely fits and you had some great heartfelt comments in there. My prayers and wishes go to those people who have lost someone or who are in need of consoling after this hard time in both Newtown, Connecticut and in China. Keep up the great work!
    1449 days ago
  • SVELTEWARRIOR
    AMEN
    1451 days ago
  • CHRIS3874
    its sad for such young kids to have to witness this at such an innocent age. (not that anyone should have to).
    1451 days ago
  • LYNMEINDERS
    Prayers are certainly with everyone....it is terrible
    1451 days ago
  • BARBANNA
    Very well stated! emoticon
    1451 days ago
  • TOPCAT93
    Your blog is so full of spiritual consulation for those children there it was a tragedy that this happened. God hears them and is taking care of them in Heaven! My church prayed for the families but as a parent it is so sad.God Bless you!1 emoticon
    1451 days ago
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