Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Six Years Later

Jesus said "Love your neighbor as yourself". As Paul puts it in Romans 13:10 "Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law".

I cannot really say much today. While I was getting ready for work all I could think about was how 14 people younger than myself, and one who was older, are not getting up and getting ready for work or school today. I was thinking about how they could not look outside and see the beautiful sunrise. I was thinking about how fragile life is, and how in one moment it can change forever.

Of all of the days during my first year of college, this day, six years ago, I remember like it was yesterday. I still remember the feeling in my stomach. I still remember watching the horror on the faces of people around me. I remember my roommate not being able to get a hold of his girlfriend, a student at Columbine. I remember not being able to get in touch with either of my parents, both employees at other local area schools. I remember the tears streaming from my neighbor's eyes as she saw her high school, and her old classmates, whom she left only a year before, shattered.

We cannot forget what happened at Columbine, or what happened in Jonesboro, or Paducah or Red Lake.

These names will remain in our hearts forever:
Cassie Bernall, Steven Curnow, Corey DePooter, Kelly Fleming, Matthew Ketcher, Daniel Mauser, Daniel Rohrbough, Dave Sanders, Rachel Scott, Isiah Shoals, John Tomlin, Lauren Townsend, Kyle Velasquez.

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