Once again we must mourn those who were innocent victims of violent crime. Once again I must ask Frigga to look after a little girl, who was just 6 years old. I shouldn' t really say that I have to ask Frigga, for she will look after the little children whether I ask or not. I do it more as a courtesy, during the ritual, for the victims. I know too that she will look after the unborn child that was lost in the miscarriage as well.
These twelve people, who had mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and friends, were taken from us for no other reason than they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and had no way to defend themselves against a madman. I have images in my mind of the boyfriends who died because they wrapped their bodies around their girlfriends, and took the bulletts that were meant for the girls. That my friends is an act of extreme bravery, and they shall be rewarded for their heroism in the next life, no matter what their religion !
I do not want to dwell on this subject here because this is not the time or the place, but I am perplexed by some of the victims,
" forgiving" ,this assassin. I have never understood the Christian value of turning the other cheek, or forgiving their attacker. That is where I will leave it for now, but look for it in a future article.
I would rather praise life, but once again I must honor the dead :
Alexander J. Boik
Jonathan T. Blunk
Rebecca Ann Wingo
Alexander C. Teves
Matthew Mc Quinn
Sgt. Jesse Childress
May they go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !