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Colorado Connections

The crowd builds to a crescendo on Riverside Avenue approaching Government Way. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The crowd builds to a crescendo on Riverside Avenue approaching Government Way. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

In our office today we were talking about the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. Among seven colleagues, there were two people who knew somebody, who knew somebody, who was killed in that theatre.

In this moment, I feel that the human family is more connected than the often talked about six-degrees of separation. We are intimately connected to each other’s lives.

We seek answers – there are no answers. We seek protection from evil – so much is an illusion. We seek justice – yet, no matter what happens to the killer, the deceased loved ones will not return.

And so we do what we can: we talk about it, we empathize, we shed tears while hearing the story…and today, we prayed:

  “Creator God, we seek comfort for families, loved ones, survivors, witnesses and first responders involved in this unfathomable tragedy. We ask that you guide our hearts and our nation to lives of peace, lives of compassion and lives of courage, that we may not retreat in fear, but may live with joy and commitment to caring generously, lovingly for one another.       Amen .”

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