Marking a Massacre

Today marks one year since the horrible shootings at Virginia Tech that resulted in the deaths of 32 students and faculty members.

Sometimes, the horrors of a broken world just blend together and become indistinguishable from each other. 

Somehow, this one is different.

The father of one surviving student describes the lingering heartache with this poignant metaphor: “It puts you in the ocean and keeps you there.  You feel carried by the tide, and you can fight enough to stay afloat, to not drown, but you don’t have the strength to get out of it.  People outside, on the shore watching, don’t understand how engulfing it is.”    

Read Derek O’Dell’s story in this beautifully written piece from the Washington Post –and then take a moment to pray for the families and others who still grieve.


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