Brave young father, wise to forgive early and choose to move forward - nothing
can be gained by dwelling on what cannot be changed. God Bless their young
When I read Mr. Parker's words after this heartbreaking tragedy, I sensed
he was a Mormon, even though it wasn't mentioned. He emphasized free
agency and his own free agency on how to respond to it. Plus, he knew
Portuguese, which sounded to me like he might have done a mission in Brazil or
Portugal.And then he spoke of love and caring, not just for his own
family and the others who lost loved ones, but for the family of the killer
too.I find it ironic that, during the past election season, so many
people called Mormonism "not Christian." What better example is there
of Christ's teachings than Mr. Parker?I also find it very sad
that Mormons are basically reduced, in the current Broadway musical, to
well-meaning doofuses. How many of us "non-doofuses," in a similar
situation to Mr. Parker's, could rise to the heights he did? And I know
that it was his Mormon values which enabled him to do so.To me,
he's "the Mormon moment." May it always continue.
An unspeakable tragedy. Our hearts are broken. We mourn with those who mourn .
My heart goes out to all of those involved in this tragedy. Those precious
little children were just TO precious for a world like this so Heavenly Father
brought them home where there is peace and love forever. God be with you all
and never forget that God is there for you at ALL times.