Some in Connecticut have suggested that we turn off our Christmas lights tonight. But I think we need to leave them on. There is so much darkness in the world, and we need to spread the light any way we can. So keep your lights on. Do not give in to the darkness of evil. Pray for all who have suffered loss today – parents, spouses, friends, little children. Pray. Hug any children you know, especially those who are your own. Do whatever you can to make the world safe for the least of these. Do as our President says: Bind up the broken-hearted. Do not lose heart. And pray.
And if you do not know how to talk to your own precious children about this, you might find some wisdom here: http://youtu.be/XaYGboRCFyk