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Unity among Mourning {getting real}

This little blog I started years ago has been reserved for all things inspiring, pretty, and little bit of personal. I try not to dwell on the mishaps of life and most definitely have set aside any political values I may have. Of course though I could never put my true hope of my savior Jesus under wraps. HE is my all and that I will not keep quiet on. As I am sure you all know by now the life altering tragedy that happened on Friday in a CT elementary school. My heart broke the instant I heard the news. I wept as many of you all did I am sure. Honestly I still weep and hope the day never comes where I stop. I never want to be hardened to the tragedies of this world, to others pain and sorrows, I simply never want to become numb which I know can be so easy with the comfortable life I have. I have FULL FAITH that all the children of that day are having a blast in Heaven and that is my true joy, but I hurt for the parents, siblings, family, friends, and all those who had to go through that day. We will never understand why that happened even though I so desperately want to wrap my brain around it so we can be sure it never happens again. Our schools should be safe. I mourn for those who were directly affected by that day and pray for a peace that overcomes all. What broke my heart further on that very day was all the "politics" that came forth before we even knew the names of the children and adults. My facebook, twitter feed and the media were heavily bombarded with thoughts on pro gun/anti gun/ whether God was there that day or if He left them there alone / etc, etc. No matter where each of us stand on certain "issues", to say it nicely, I am sure we all had a sinking feeling in the pit of our stomachs by the words that were expressed so matter of factly. I am sure we all have opinions and thoughts. I know I do, strong ones at that, but maybe just maybe for this moment if we all took the path of showing our love, compassion, and sorrow for those that are hurting FIRST then maybe this sad world would have hope rather than the discord it now beholds. I am sure many of you may wonder if my thinking is too small, but I truly do believe the only way we will see real change is through the eyes of loving one another no matter our differences rather than hate and discomfort. We as the people of this world will never see eye to eye on all issues. Everyone will always think they are right as the other side is wrong. I know one day I will rejoice in Heaven as I will witness the love of all that I so desperately want to see here in today's world. I just wish we could have had it for a moment on that Friday. As the Mr tried to comfort me, as I was quite the mess, he assured me people were just trying to have understanding of what just happened and want to fix it. That I do understand, but in my heart and soul I would have rather had a uniting of all. The Presidential race was bad enough to make me question my social media presence, I cried then over all the hatred that was spewed during that time too. I am sure most of you feel the way I do, I believe my readers at least the many I have slowly gotten to know and meet, have good hearts who's main goal in life is to do the very best for our children, families, and friends. I ask that today we all join together to show a true love towards someone whether we know them or not in the name of those not only that lost their lives on Friday, but those who have lost mothers, fathers, children, friends, and family due to the ugly in this world. People are hurting, I know how many readers I have, we CAN make a difference in someone's life today. Will you join me?

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

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Reader Comments (14)

thank you, paula. you have inspired me in a very real way. donna

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentera perfect gray

Thank you for speaking so beautifully! Your words are so true. We serve a big God and for that I am thankful. Blessings to you and your family!

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Rhodes

Thank you for posting this. I could not agree with you more.

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChallie

Thank you Paula for posting this. I share your sentiments and concerns. I too am thankful for the blessed Hope in Jesus, knowing those children are dancing on streets of gold today. I have shed many tears throughout the weekend, and are dropping them as I write.

You have a deep love that God has put in your heart for others, and it is so attractive, and so powerful. I glady take on your challenge to make a difference today in someone's life, and as much as possible in the times ahead.

Be blessed, comforted, at peace, and even joyful is my prayer for you and your family this Christmas. Much love. Much.

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinny Wilson

Beautifully written Paula...

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

Thank you for post - it was beautifully expressed!

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa Maxwell

Well said...

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicolle

Thank you for your beautifully written post. Much love to you and your family.

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

"Unity among Mourning".... beautifully said.

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjulie

So beautifully written.

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

What a beautifully written post. I share your sentiments and concerns. I always enjoy reading your blog. Thank you.

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Thank you for sharing my thoughts in your words. Your writing sums up my feelings exactly. I pray for a paradigm shift for this world away from anger and hate and toward love and forgiveness.

December 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlyJMc

i do not see much tv so was spared what you observed, but i would be sickened i'm sure. i hope more people draw near to Him and welcome His grace into their hearts as a result of this hurt and evil. maybe the love will spread like wildfire. this is the hope i cling to. and also this: emmanuel. he is with us.


December 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermichele

Oh Paula, thank you for sharing your beautiful heart. I very much share your thoughts and feelings and you couldn't have written them better. My heart has cried so much as well with what has happened and I have just been so overwhelmed. I just can't imagine what those precious families are going through...so thankful that our Father IS the light of this world and that through Him we do have hope! So thankful that we can love one another through Christ and bring comfort to those around us in such a time as this. Such a beautiful challenge and I pray that we never stop crying and caring and hurting for others and for this world.

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMari Feitosa

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