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I will not be posting this Monday, but instead maintain blog silence in memorial for the Virginia Tech shootings.

I must admit that I when I first heard about it, I thought the whole silence thing was a bunch of over-sentimental cheese, but this post by Lorelle made me see the things differently.

I have come to realize that this silence is not a protest, or a statement, or any sort of attention getting tactic. It is merely a time to reflect. A time out from the endless rushing flow that has become normal life for many people. A time to contemplate, and meditate and pray. The recent tragedy illustrates for me that the world I see through my TV is not the world I want to live in. It is definitely not the world I wish to leave to my children to somehow survive.

We need a change. One bigger and more fundamental than politics can achieve. In the word of Bono, “A new heart is what I need, O God make it bleed.”1

So I encourage you to find some time over the next few days to consider what we normally try to avoid thinking about: What is wrong with us and is there any fixing it?

Happy weekend.

  1. Two Hearts Beat as One.