We got some horrible news yesterday that a gunman went into a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek yesterday and killed six people inside. My husband and I grew up in Oak Creek--I lived there till we were married. My mom and my husband's whole family still live there. We pass this area every time we visit.
My heart just feels heavy for our world and this Sikh community. Why is this happening? It seems to be a hate crime...what can we do differently to raise our children to be accepting? Do we need to raise our boys differently? I just feel like I have to post something about it here because it's so close to home and it's so heart-wrenching for this community of peaceful people. Tonight there will be a candle-light vigil near the temple in my hometown. I'm sure there will be many people there praying together, hoping for a change.
I hope for a change. I pray for comfort for these families though I'm not sure how that's going to happen. It's hard to find peace in times like these. I'm not sure how to stay positive when these events happen. I'd love to hear how people of faith find a way to deal with this and still believe in our kindness and humanity.