its been two years…since a lone student gunman walked through the cafeteria of Chardon High School and took 3 lives and wounded 3 others. There have been numerous school shootings since. I was reminded just yesterday in a conversation with several pastors from Chardon of the wound that is still trying to heal. Two years ago I posted some thoughts here…as an attempt to help process what communities have to do to change the culture we are living. I remember vividly attending the candlelight vigil held there in Chardon the following week. It causes one pause.
I shared that experience the next day with the students and leaders at EVO. It was a powerful night. Yet somehow in the midst of our busy lives…the noise of life…it gets lost.
I was also reminded of a radio interview with Mark Zimmerman from WCRF-Moody Cleveland about what we experienced as we attended the prayer vigil. Thoughts about what we saw and then what we should and can do each day forward.
Finally…60 minutes this past week aired a powerful video telling the story of Coach Frank Hall…who chased the gunman out of the school. There’s a lot here…ultimately it comes down to the choices we make…and how on the journey we focus on being present.