Thirty-three dead. Precious lives were lost, the violence fueled by handguns so easily acquired. The parents of most college students around the country feel less secure today, less certain, less trusting.
Lives are shattered around the world each day: in Iraq, Palestine, Israel, Colombia, Mexico. Today it's our turn to once again acknowledge that suffering, loss and death are universal and know no borders.
May all beings be free from suffering. May all beings be at peace. May those who mourn find comfort.