I continue to pray for the families who lost loved ones last Monday. It has been exactly one week since I discovered the news on CNN, and my mind and heart have been buzzing with a multitude of thoughts and emotions. As a Hokie, I was deeply moved by the convocation and the community/team spirit that emerged. I got chills as I watched and listened, realizing the power of community to heal.
But even in the midst of this amazing display of community, I recognize that there is something much deeper that we need in order to walk through grief. We need hope.