Thursday, December 20, 2012

Friday Peace Vigil, Casa Grande, AZ, and surrounding area:

Friday, December 21, 2012
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
N. Pinal Ave. & W. Cottonwood Ln.

Tony Fasline (520-426-0070) will hold his weekly Peace Vigil this Friday, December 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the corner of N. Pinal Ave. & W. Cottonwood Ln. in Casa Grande, AZ. Tony invites anyone who is interested in showing their support for ending conflict in the world to join him. Hold out positive thoughts for that!


This week:

Just a week ago, few people had heard of Sandy Hook Elementary School, or even Newtown, the small Connecticut town that on December 14, 2012, became the scene of the worst school shootings in America, if not in number of victims, at least because of the tender ages of 20 of the 27 people murdered by a lone gunman.

If one scrap of hope emerges from this horrendous event, let it be that this is the massacre that people do not forget with the passage of time. Let this nightmare spawn the birth of an unstoppable movement that leads to:

  • sensible laws limiting private access to weapons and ammunition designed only to murder people with frightening efficiency;
  • a humane system to deliver effective long-term care for people with various mental disabilies;
  • an effective means for professional care-givers to report anyone they feel might be a danger to themselves or others.

When I hear anyone ask why God allows such horrendous events, I remember the wisdom that Robbie Parker (see video, below) shared the day after the Sandy Hook murders. First he acknowledged the shootings of so many victims, including his own daughter, as an Act of Free Will committed by the gunman. Then this wise physician’s assistant promised to use his own Divine Gift of Free Will to honor the life and memory of 6-year-old Emilie by comforting his own family and helping anyone who needs it.

We should all remember this truth whenever we’re tempted to blame the actions of a flesh-and-blood human on an Invisible Spirit Who only wants us to do the right thing throughout our lives.

Join me in a vow to use our blessings, skills, and talents to build a society without poverty or war in which everyone is able to enjoy at least the basic benefits of prosperity and peace.

Meanwhile, send out your positive thoughts and, for those who are believers, prayers for all the suffering souls all around the world!

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