At a time of year when Christians around the world are commemorating the birth of the Divine Child, some parents in
are mourning the death of their children. Newtown, Connecticut, USA
There are probably hundreds of children around the world – in under developed countries, in conflict zones – who will die every day up to Christmas and beyond. But right now the focus has been on what one British newspaper described as a massacre of innocents. How horrendous to lose your child in such a manner. Schools should be one of the few places where you expect your children to be safe.
I worked with several of the paramedics who were first on the scene dealing with the carnage on the trains at various metro stations after the 2005
bombings. Many, especially the younger ones, suffered severe post traumatic stress. Not trained for such horrors, those teachers immediately on the scene at that school in London will carry the scarring from that day for some time. Connecticut
I have many good friends, and a god daughter in the
Last weekend I heard about my friend’s inoperable stage three brain tumour; this weekend the news networks are filled with that horrific mass murder of six and seven year old children in their classroom. Perhaps next weekend I’ll win the lottery.