We turn from lamenting the violent act in Norway to find an inconceivable family tragedy on our own doorstep. It is staggering to think of a birthday party turning into a massacre. Half of a family wiped out by the actions of an abusive husband.
The grief of the Nguyen family is our grief. The pain of the Do children who witnessed the carnage is our pain. The concern of the parents whose children were terrified and traumatized by being swept up in such pointless brutality is our concern.
Please join me in offering prayers and support to the Nguyen family and to all those touched by this shooting. Tragedy occurs in an instant, healing takes a long time.