15 thoughts on “It is a senseless tragedy.

  1. Angela December 15, 2012 / 5:25 pm

    Thank you for being a voice of reason and peace at a time of tragedy.

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  2. Jonathan December 16, 2012 / 5:27 pm

    I wonder what might have happened if the one who perpetrated this crime had cultivated a deep appreciation and practice of forgiveness in his life…he never could have done this horrible deed. The children, the school personnel,and his mother would be alive today if that were the case. Forgiveness saves lives. Of course, I am only presuming, based on his behavior, that he did not cultivate forgiveness on a deep and consistent level. Can anyone prove me wrong?

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  3. Brandon December 16, 2012 / 5:29 pm

    Many of us will need to forgive him for what he did. We are all affected when evil is perpetrated on innocent children.

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  4. BarnStormer December 16, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    It is time for educators throughout America to wake up to your vision. You have been talking about reducing hatred and you have been doing so for years. Your vision for schools as forgiving communities and families as forgiving communities in your book, The Forgiving Life, is correct. That book and its message should be on every school principle’s desk in this country. Keep up the fight for children.

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  5. Justeen December 16, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    I agree with BarnStormer. If forgiveness education could be placed in schools so that forgiving is as natural as breathing in and out, we as a country would be safer and our children would be healthier. As adults they will make better partners, parents, and workers.

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  6. Christine December 17, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    It has been reported today that a father, Robert Parker, of one of the slain children offered his forgiveness to the one who committed this evil act. The power of forgiveness is astonishing.

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  7. Sylvia December 17, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    Sylvia 12/17/2012 15:54:28 | Flag comment

    President Obama has called for an end to this kind of violence. The press is calling it his “enough is enough” speech. It is my hope that forgiveness education will be a part of this plan to quell violence. The end to violence begins in each individual heart.

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  8. Michael December 18, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    We must find a way of curbing the growing anger in our youth. This young man apparently had so much unhealthy anger in him. It is now being reported that his mother was trying to have him committed to a mental institution. He turned his fury on her and on the children. You seem to have a handle on curbing anger and I hope others now join you.

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  9. V.E.G. April 9, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    There is people who forgave after the Sandy Hook shooting: Robbie Parker, a Latter Day Saint, Scarlett Lewis and David E. Lewis, and Gilles Rousseau, a man from Canada. Well done and God bless.

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  10. V.E.G. April 30, 2015 / 9:57 am

    There are others:
    Dennis Wayne Blum (the half-brother of James Frederick Fayard)
    Lori Oliver
    David McCain
    Garrett Evans
    Guillermo Leonel Colman (the man from the Oriental Republic of Ecuador)
    Jeff Nemec
    Lisa Jackson
    Nate Hatch
    Fred H. Wilson (“never” Frederick)
    Donnie Wm. Nichols (a man with a touch of Native American, never “Donald”)
    Bill Jackman
    George Werner Hochsprung (possibly)
    Amardeep Singh Kaleka (the Emmy Award Winner)
    Gurjit Singh Kaleka (a man with the blue turban)
    Derek Jefferson O’Dell (born on Thomas Jefferson’s birthday)
    Makai Hall
    Anne Marie Hochhalter
    Mark Taylor
    Patrick Ireland
    Alberto Hale Leos (in Mexican fashion, Alberto Leos Hale)
    Ryan Auginash
    Linda Blohm-Greer
    Brent Christopher Doonan

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  11. V.E.G. April 30, 2015 / 11:03 am

    Correction:
    Guillermo Leonel Colman (the man from the Oriental Republic of Uruguay)

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  12. V.E.G. May 13, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    There is another one: Anneli Tiirik from Estonia. She forgave the man was responsible for the death of her boyfriend, Patrick Sondheimer and many others.

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  13. V.E.G. May 13, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    Clarification:
    There is another one: Anneli Tiirik from Estonia. She forgave the man was responsible for the death of her boyfriend, Paul Bramley, Patrick Sondheimer and many others.

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  14. V.E.G. June 15, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Robert Tansill Oliver is the most forgiving man in known history.

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  15. V.E.G. June 15, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Cesar Flores forgave the gunman. Flores came from Guatemala. Remember Ryan White’s words: “God loves homosexuals as much as He loves everyone else.”

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