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Dec 17, 201210:47 AMFinancial Perspectives

with Michael Dubis, CFP

No perspectives, just a father’s reaction to tragedy and healing

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I’m praying for those who protect us. I’m grateful to those around us who care for our children when we’re not able to. Day care workers, schools, teachers, police, firefighters, military, parents, and people who simply look out for other children when they know their own parents can’t. It takes a community coming together to do this. Let’s not allow addiction to smart phones, the ease of isolation, and oversensitivity to political correctness prevent us from protecting other children from evil as well.

I’m praying for all of us who are broken by this to be healed. Don’t give in to this evil. The world looks horrible to us right now because this is unspeakable evil, but living in fear and reacting as a direct result of the fear means evil wins. Let’s heal and offer hope so those who are in fear know that good wins.

I’m praying God doesn’t let this ever happen again to anyone.

Hold your children if you can. I’m praying for you if you can’t.

As we close the celebration of Hanukkah and begin the celebration of Christmas, I encourage us all to use the Grace and Goodness given to us because of these Holy Days.

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Dec 19, 2012 09:07 am
 Posted by  Torrey

As a spiritual person, I too find this terribly difficult to make sense of. It seems to me these types of tragedies happen due to the free will God has given us. I don't believe God does a lot of direct intervening in the world. He has given us free will, and in truth life is meaningless without it, but tragic because of it. The same thing which gives life its specialness also enables the evil we see in the world. As I said, I don't believe God does a lot of direct intervening in the world, choosing instead to work through people. And although we can never perfectly ensure a tragedy like this will never happen again, there are steps we can take as a society to greatly reduce the chances. In time those difficult conversations will happen and action will be taken. Most people will not see God's fingerprint on those plans - but as they are implemented by His people, they will be there nonetheless. Above all, it is important to keep this in mind: "Christianity doesn't deny the reality of suffering and evil... Our hope... is not based on the idea that we are going to be free of pain and suffering. Rather, it is based on the conviction that we will triumph over suffering." -- Brennan Manning. And that is the true place where you can see God working through people, as we all work to help those affected eventually, in time, triumph over this horrific tragedy.

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