Once again, we are attempting to understand an incredible act of savagery that destroyed the lives of 50 human beings and maimed more than 50 others. How could one warped individual inflict so much death and suffering?
Our heart goes out to the families of those who died so violently and to those whose lives have been forever changed. Their suffering is ours.
As we try to wrap our minds around this tragedy, now officially designated the worst mass shooting in the history of our country, we also mourn the ever increasing physical and verbal violence that has permeated our culture. We must ask where and when will it end? As followers of Jesus, we cannot accept it as inevitable and irreversible.
Please join me in praying for the victims of the Orlando massacre and their families, and for the end of violence and the restoration 0f peace in our nation.
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