My heart is still raw in sadness and pain for the tragedy that the families in Newtown are bearing.
I need to carve out a place of quiet in my heart so I can let in His light.
But I do know words are powerful and they can heal.
So instead of allowing the fear-based sensationalized words of the media fill my mind, I have taken a few moments to hear different words and remember life.
I want to share with you this song written by Jason Robert Brown.
It is just over 3 minutes and he beautifully sings the names of each of those whose lives were taken.
Right now, that is all I can do. As I listen to their names I offer up my love and prayers and release my confusion and pain about it all.
I imagine a warm loving light surrounding each one and their families.
I just let my heart open and enter a quiet space in honor of their lives.
I wanted to share this in case it feels right for you.
But most of all, I simply wanted to reach out and in some way connect, because I know that while pain wants us to close up and numb out….love spurs us toward one another. And I’m doing my best to soften into the truth of love.
Thank you, Lisa. This is what I needed today – a time to grieve and honor their lives.
Beautifully said. It really breaks my heart to think about the grieving families and students. I think there is a limit at which we can all take in the media before we crumble too. However painful it draws us to them, wanting to help carry the burden.