When in college I lived in the metro area. The theatre in the news is one I have been to. I have watched midnight showings there. I have watched movies of the same genre there.
Today we got a phone call from a friend. “Do you have the news on?” We didn’t. we quickly turned on the news.
Our friend’s coworkers had gone as a group to the movie. We are praying now. We know of some in the hospital. Some we still don’t know.
How do we grieve this?
How do we understand?
Grieving that loss of innocence again. That shock and grief I felt when school shootings became popular. (I shuddered when I typed that but I can’t take it back).
I grew up innocent until one of the first middle class school shootings happened at my brother’s school.
We thought we lived in a safe America until we saw images of terrorist attacks on the news or in person.
This loss of innocence is not okay.
I grieve that again as we grieve the lives of 12 that are over. The 59 who got shot will never be the same. Those who were in the theatre will never forget. All those families.
How do we grieve this? How can we help?
I live in Colorado, we live through fire to die at the movies. God help us figure this out.
Please continue to pray for those who lost there homes in fires.
I love my adopted home state. But oh Colorado what next?