And I'd like to know what you think.
And I've been reading again and for anyone going through a faith crisis this is the best resource I have found that addresses grief, loss, tragedy - as they relate to your faith. Lifelines for Tough Times by Mike Fabarez.
In the book it says that good comes from these tragedies although not always like you might expect; that sometimes other people's lives are positively affected or changed in some way.
So with that in mind, what I am wondering is could this tragedy have brought some to know God; or brought someone closer to God? Could it have given some a clearer appreciation of the life they have; or a deeper appreciation for the loved ones they have? Could it have made some aware of issues in their own family that need addressing? Could it have lead some to pay attention to what could be warning signs? Could it have made someone change the way they relate to others; comfort others in their grief or judge others? Has this made anyone aware that everything they see on the news might not be true and that every story has another side? Has it made anyone question their complete trust and faith in local law enforcement? Has it made anyone in hearing a tragic story on the news now think about the alleged guilty party's family? Has it made anyone think that this could happen to you?
Has my story, Brian's story or this blog in any way affected you? If so, I would like to hear your story. Would you please let me know?