Blind Faith

A SWANI have been so saddened by the news of those 26 angels that lost their lives at the hands of such evil. It has been hard for me to think of much else these days. I know that I’m not alone in this.

Some times, we must go on blind faith alone. Some times even those who are strong in their faith question this world and the evil that is in it. It is hard for us to grapple with it. It is hard to forgive. But we need to find a way to speak to our little ones, and to our own hearts, so that we can move forward.

I found Psalm 91: 1-6 to be of help during this time:

We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all gods. This I declare, that he alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him. For he rescues you from every trap, and protects you from the fatal plague. He will shield you with his wings! They will shelter you. His faithful promises are your armor. Now you don’t need to be afraid of the dark any more, nor fear the dangers of the day; nor dread the plagues of darkness, nor disasters in the morning.

My prayers go out to the dear families that are suffering so. We all wish we could help. We are all praying for you.


About susansplace

Widowed in 2012, I am a mother and grandmother. Born in San Francisco, I now live in the town I grew up in: Mill Valley, California. I love nature photography. Just an amateur but that's OK! My goal: world peace. Got any ideas?
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4 Responses to Blind Faith

  1. susansplace says:

    Thank you, Noreene. God’s peace.

  2. Such pain. Help. I can’t help but also think of the young man and his family. I heard a radio host this morning call him a piece of human garbage, and it made me cringe. He was a mother’s baby; he was a person who was living with handicaps; and I wonder how different it could have all been. His family will live with this horror and be possibly stigmatized by it. It is sad for all involved. We have dealt with many autistic children in our program, and others with mental problems. This is never what any parent wants for their child’s future, and it is incredibly sad on so many levels.

  3. susansplace says:

    Yes, help is right. We need to encourage parents to seek mental health counseling when they see a “red flag”. We need to help, in a society that exposes our youth to so much violence, diffuse the stigma around mental health and promote the services that are available to everyone. I, too, pray for that poor young boy, his mother, and his family.

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