It may sound liked a tired cliche to the world outside of Christendom, but to us it's how we process our grief, on our knees, praying for peace and comfort to those who are suffering. We know you on the outside don't understand, can't understand, and those of us who keep saying it will continue to do so because we really do mean it. It's not a cliche to us, we do believe there is power in prayer. So even though mass shootings continue to happen, and you may think our prayers are not working, we will continue to persevere, because that's what it means to be a Christian. Never giving up.
I grieve for South Florida, a community I lived in for 16 years. For the women who visited her priest the morning of Valentine's Day, also Ash Wednesday, who never dreamed it would be her broken picture that would be displayed world wide - macabre is the only word I can come up with. To this women, I grieve with you and pray for peace and comfort. To the young girl who spoke at the rally over the weekend, I admire your strength and I grieve with you. To all the students in Broward county and throughout Florida, I hear your grief on Twitter and I grieve with you.