There will be plenty of time for talk of politics and policy positions later. For now let us grieve peacefully with the families and friends of the 20 Children and 6 Adults who were taken from us on Friday morning. Parents: Please spend special time with your children; hold them tight, and let them know they are loved. Those who don't have children: Please find a way to become productively engaged in your local community through support of a group or initiative to help ease the pain and suffering of those in need.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of these beautiful children, and the heroic teachers who are with God in Heaven on this somber, reflective day. And pray for their families who are struggling with grief and pain in the aftermath of such a heart-wrenching tragedy.