In this era of instant and constant communication, we rush to fill the silence with words.
But, this time, I can’t find sufficient words.
Instead, I will just offer a prayer that the families of the children and teachers who were killed will find some comfort and some peace in the months and years to come.
May those children who survived the massacre be granted the ability to trust in the world again.
And, May we, in this nation, find the courage to confront the horror of this terrible moment in our history and make wise decisions to address the issue of guns and violence, the needs of those who suffer from mental illness and the right that we and our children have to live our lives in safety.
May we never forget.