Beyond belief, our hearts break.
There are no words to say how
angry, sad, repulsed we are
to learn of another tragic school massacre.
This time, the youngest children suffered
— so did their teachers and dedicated adults
who wanted to protect against bullets and rage.
We lift our prayers — what else is there to do in this moment?
Lord of all, guide those who will respond
to this tragedy. Protect all children around
the world — allow them to learn and grow
without the threat of violence. And most of
all, bind us together in compassion.
May the Spirit of Love overcome the
forces of Evil everywhere.