It’s human nature to try to understand these types of events and attempt to prevent them from happening again, but it’s not likely that any one proposal – or even a combination of them – could definitively prevent another Newtown. All we can do is try to reduce the odds.
Meanwhile Christmas preparations seem to ring a bit hollow for many of us while we contemplate the unspeakable grief the families must be suffering right now.
And this is where faith comes in. Prayers for the traumatized survivors; prayers for the families of the deceased, and prayers for all of us who share their pain.
May the peace of Christmas be with us all this year more than ever.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza has similar thoughts: Making sense of the senseless acts of evil in Newtown – NP
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