The season of Christmas turns to the season of grief. Twenty-seven people have apparently died in a shooting at a Connecticut school this morning. Eighteen of them are children.
There will be, no doubt, much talk over the coming days and weeks about gun violence in America. There will be strident voices on both sides. There will be recriminations and accusations.
I wonder if anything will change?
But before all that, perhaps you would take a moment to join me in praying, no matter what your faith, no matter what your belief, for these children, these adults, these parents and teachers and neighbors and friends and relatives . . . that we may all be comforted.