Having been to Colorado multiple times in my life for vacations hiking, skiing, and to visit family, I have a deep fondness for the people and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. When I first heard of the shootings at the midnight showing of the Batman movie, “The Dark Night Rises” in Aurora, Colorado, on July 20, I prayed for God’s love to comfort His dear children and bless Colorado.
Then I asked myself, “Is it where bad things happen that make a place bad?” The answer I get is no, Colorado is still a good place with good people, who live everyday lives performing acts of kindness and who have come together in the strength of love to help each other through this time of sadness over the shooting deaths and injuries reportedly caused by one man. It’s a time to pray in depth, when bad things happened to good people, that God’s loving arms are around everyone everywhere always.
“Love must triumph over hate,” words by Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science, in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, (page 43) has to happen in Colorado in order for people to heal from this apparent act of hatred. Among the many articles to comfort people during this tragic time is one by Margarita Thatcher, well worth a read. My heart was touched too by an article by Michael Johnson, a state senator from northeast Denver.
Please take the time to click on the author’s names to read what they’ve written, and let me know if you find them as comforting as I did!