How to think about tragedies and ‘sudden endings’

Like many recent mass killings, the one in New Zealand hit a place of prayer. The response of many around the world was to gather in prayer. For all religions, prayer is a spiritual resource to dispel fear and affirm love. You may find this article helpful in explaining how prayer can and needs to bring healing of feelings of betrayal, anger and distrust. The article is by Kim C Korinek, a Christian Science practitioner, and appeared in the December 31, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

“Many of us are feeling “When an abrupt change happens—especially if there is a loss of life involved—there is often an individual or community feeling of betrayal, anger, and distrust. But even in the midst of a storm of emotion, you can take steps toward healing. A good place to start in prayer is by quietly holding to the fact that good is not helpless. Even when our world seems to have been turned upside down, we can use our active faculty of reason, which comes from God. We can stand on the fact that we express the full range of spiritual qualities that come from God.” Read on