In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
I was more than horrified. A gunman massacred at least 22 (Fox News is reporting 32) students at Virginia Tech Univeristy. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting, but this is confirmed as the deadliest shooting on a college campus in U.S. history.
One can really not put into words the horrific and barbaric nature of this crime. I can not even imagine the pain of the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech. As a parent, I understand the pain of those parents who lost their precious children to this horrible crime. I was an engineering student at Marquette University, and I know how close-knit engineering students tend to be. I can’t imagine the pain the students who survived this tragedy must be feeling. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go the parents, students, faculty and staff of the University.
I pray the Lord sends His soothing comfort to the families of the victims of this terrible shooting. I pray the Lord helps them during this most difficult and dark time. I pray the Lord protect Virginia Tech – and all other college campuses across the world – from anything like this happening again. I pray the Lord protects this country – and all other countries across the world – from this type of senseless, wanton violence against the innocent.
O God, please let this type of senseless violence end all across this earth! Let us all see the dignity of their fellow man and woman. In Your Most Holy Name I ask this. Amen.