“ ... the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out ... everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day” (John 6:37-40).
It is at a time such as this that our faith ceases to be academic.
It is at a time such as this that our faith becomes extremely personal.
It is at a time such as this that only our faith in the unbounded love and infinite mercy of the Lord enables us to see through the dark glass of this hour.
So many questions rush through our minds! Who is to blame? Could I have done more to prevent the death of [First Name]? What really moved him (her) to commit this desperate act?
Feelings abound sadness … loss … guilt … shock … anger … powerlessness.
There is so much to process, yet we cannot do or settle everything at once. Part of the mystery of our suffering is the need to be patient with our perplexity and our frustration. True healing will come in time. True healing will come through our placing this moment in the hands of Jesus, the Good Shepherd.