A number of people, adults and children, were killed this morning at a school in Connecticut. I'm sure the media will dissect what happened for days to come - you can already watch video of the scene.
I guess I'm strange because I find myself praying more for the gunman than for those who were killed by him. I'm sorry for whatever circumstances led him to believe that killing was the solution to his problems. I pray that he now has peace and knows God's presence. (And I pray this for all who were killed today.)
After 9/11 I found myself praying for Osama bin Laden. Yes, for him, not against him. I prayed for him to come to know Jesus. When I asked other people if they were praying for him, I got startled looks. Many told me I was wasting my time. But Jesus said: pray for your enemies; do good to those who persecute you. So I try to do that.
If Christians don't pray for these people, who will?
What do you think? I welcome you comments on this post or any of the others.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.