When tragedy strikes, it is too easy to condemn the perpetrator and by so doing, extend that condemnation to his family. A vibrant, wonderful group of women I belong to has been drawn in the face of this horror to show compassion, not blame, to the family of the Virginia Tech killer. We are doing so by sending cards of condolence at their grief and loss and horror. If you would like me to include a greeting from you, please email your message to me and I’ll make sure it is included. I’ll simply print out your message, remove your email header, and include it. You can decide whether you’d like your name to appear in the body of your message, or not. In either case, at the end of your message, please include your location so they can see the widespread nature of our concern and compassion. Let’s lift up this family as we are all the families of those killed; surely their grief is no less, and likely more, a weight we cannot fathom and hope we never will. Let’s not add to it, but try to lessen it in some small way.
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