What should I focus on about the tragedy in Charlottesville? Her name is Heather Hyer. She died needlessly at the hand of an evil doer. Her family won’t see her tonight. She won’t be home. An evil doer snuffed out her life.
That is the story. All else is misguided. May I have the courage to pray for her family. May I also have the courage to ignore what isn’t important.
Jesus calls on me to be a person of compassion, to not be critical and judgemental. I pray he gives me the courage to be compassionate and that God will comfort her family. That is what is needed.
A daughter won’t be home tonight.