I, like many, have been deeply mourning the tragedy that struck in Connecticut just a few days ago. And I’ve been deeply troubled by the lengths people have gone to promote a personal agenda, even if it is a good agenda. I’ve heard questions and debates about evil, God’s existence, gun control, and so on and so forth. I’ve been tempted to formulate some sort of response myself. Yet I’ve reached the conclusion that maybe this is a time for me to remain silent, to mourn with those who are suffering, and to honor the lives of those lost by refraining from a personal response so close to the event. So rather than add to the noise surrounding this time of grief, I’ve decided to link to a few articles and blogs that I believe are helpful in promoting thoughtful and compassionate silence.
- More Silence, Please: The Evil of Evil at Sandy Hook by Carson Weitnauer
- Not the Time: When Being Beats Speaking by John Stonestreet
- The Loss of the Innocents by Ross Douthat
- The Tragedy in Connecticut – What NOT to Say by Lori Peters
- Tragedy at Newtown by Ravi Zacharias