Friday, February 15, 2008

Northern Illinois University Tribute

Words seem so inadequate as yet another campus grieves the violence and death of another rampage. They're in my prayers.

We need better mental health care in this country. We need to increase our skills in communication and anger management. Steven, the shooter, is not unique, he's only the latest person who's fallen between the cracks of our society. May he and those whom he killed rest in peace and rise in glory.

This video tribute is by NIU alum Nick Tadin.


Leslie said...

Yes Donna, "May he and those he killed rest in peace and rise in glory." This is always the way I feel when something like this happens. My heart breaks for all concerned.
I enjoy your blog very much, but this is the first time I have ever posted. I think you were in Hanford at the RE gathering. Thank you for your support and prayers.
Leslie, St. Francis in exile

Donna McNiel said...

Thanks, Leslie!
I was in Hanford, thanks be to God. I'm really glad to be a part of the new thing that is happening here. Perhaps it can be one of the forces for healing that our world so clearly needs.