Orlando: Finding Peace in Tragedy

Greetings from Adele’s Inspiration Cafe Blog! http://www.theinspirationcafeblog.net Today’s post: ORLANDO: FINDING PEACE IN TRAGEDY “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 ____________________________________________________________ It is hard to be at peace watching the news these days, especially after seeing the coverage of the Orlando Shooting that just killed 50 innocent people and injured 53 more. As the world seems to be spinning out of control with mayhem, hatred, evil, and increased violence, we may need to have a paradigm shift from fear to faith–consciously, actively working for peace—in our own lives, our communities, and our nation. The difficult truth about the Orlando Shooting is that it could have happened anywhere in the US and the global community, as terrorism defies authority and borders and is fueled by unbridled extreme hatred. So many questions press forward in the aftermath of this heinous crime, the worst shooting in American history, and there are no easy answers. This tragedy surely evokes and provokes anger and fear in all of us. How did this happen in this age with so much American and global vigilance towards terrorism? Could this happen in my own community? It makes us wonder, is there no place that one can go to escape and avoid the throes of hatred and terrorism in these days of radical extremist hatred and ISIS? But consider this Bible promise: “I have told you this so that you might have peace in Me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered...