When we are surrounded by violence, you are our source of peace.
When we are embraced by fear, you are our confidence.
When others abandon us, you are our strength.
Let your calming presence of peace sustain us.
Bread for Day 2015, p.368
November 27, 2015, a gunman began shooting in the parking lot of Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. When all was said and done, three were dead including one officer, and eight others injured, including four officers. Just a month ago a gunman in Colorado Springs killed three, on October 31, 2015.
I recall that the Columbine High School massacre was here. And also the shooting at new life Church in 2007, in which the shooter a text to churches and then took his life. He used a semiautomatic pistol, a XM15 .223-caliber semiautomatic rifle, a Beretta .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol and a Springfield Armory 9mm semiautomatic pistol.
This community has suffered so much. Our hearts go out to you.