Friday, July 20, 2012

Another Senseless Bloodbath

Early this morning in Aurora, CO, hundreds of eager, theatergoers squeezed into a movie theater to see the long-awaited, summer blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises---the third and final installation of director, Christopher Nolan's, Batman trilogy.  What they couldn't know is that, for twelve of them, the first five minutes of the film would be the last thing they'd ever see.  Out of the darkness in the theater came a 24-yr-old guy, James Holmes, dressed in a bulletproof vest, a gas mask and armed with not one, not two, but three firearms.  Within a nine-minute time span, he shot and killed twelve patrons and wounded more than 50.  Just like that, twelve people are gone.  Forever.

My solemn prayer is that the families of the deceased and injured find peace.  And that the obviously wounded soul of Mr. Holmes finds solace as well.  Hopefully time will tell why he chose to do what he did.  Regardless, the families of those lost will never have their loved ones back.  And, for that, I do feel for them.  God bless everybody involved in this tragedy.  And in regard to James Holmes, Father, forgive him for he knows not what he did.

CNN has the full story HERE.

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