The horror of what has occurred in Connecticut is unimaginable, and the days ahead will be a test for all of us. The Council’s resources include a lectionary on gun violence which might prove helpful to people of faith going forward. While this resource cannot possibly explain how something like this happens, it provides a Biblically and statistically based starting point for thoughtful discussion and reflection.
Let us keep all those affected by this overwhelming tragedy in our prayers even as we decide as a nation how to guard against such loss in the future.
—Aleta Payne. Development and Communications