Dec 172012
 

Words cannot express the horror, sorrow, grief, anger, and all the dark emotions we’re experiencing after hearing of the tragedy this weekend. That doesn’t mean we don’t use words. Here’s some words that Jason Chu put together into poetry — 27 (memorial for the Newtown school shooting) // spoken word

Many meaningful actions are needed. More than words, more than random acts of kindness, prayers too. It’s going to take real change and big changes.

For those of you who pray and remember, this is the list (as released by police) of the victims in Friday’s shooting spree on the campus of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:
- Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female
- Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male
- Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female
- Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female
- Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female
- Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female
- Dylan Hockley, 3/8/06, male
- Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65, female
- Madeleine F. Hsu, 7/10/06, female
- Catherine V. Hubbard, 6/08/06, female
- Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male
- Jesse Lewis, 6/30/06, male
- James Mattioli , 3/22/06, male
- Grace McDonnell, 12/04/05, female
- Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female
- Emilie Parker, 5/12/06, female
- Jack Pinto, 5/06/06, male
- Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male
- Caroline Previdi, 9/07/06, female
- Jessica Rekos, 5/10/06, female
- Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female
- Lauren Rousseau, 6/1982, female (full date of birth not specified)
- Mary Sherlach, 2/11/56, female
- Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female
- Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male
- Allison N. Wyatt, 7/03/06, female

Why would God allows such a terrible thing to happen? Answers don’t help, in times like these, and as Tim Keller humbly noted: “… we have to recognize that the problem of tragedy, injustice and suffering is a problem for everyone no matter what their beliefs are.

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