Monday, June 13, 2016

"He was getting closer and closer and closer...And when I looked back and saw Jimmy, he was there. He was there on the floor. There were too many bullets. It was so fast. It went so fast."

Out of the depths I have cried unto Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive: to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark our iniquities: O lord, who can abide it?
For with Thee there is mercy: and by reason of Thy law I have waited on Thee, O Lord.
My soul hath waited on His word : my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning watch even unto night: let Israel hope in the Lord.
For with the Lord there is mercy: and with Him is plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel: from all his iniquities.
Eternal rest give to them, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.



  1. Oh how we have all (myself included) lost sense of the transcendent/eternal realities of our existence.

    How many of us express, even remotely, the anguish these poor family and friends display, for souls who have allowed mortal sin to destroy sanctifying grace in their souls?

    Oh how we have forgotten the admonition of our Merciful Lord Jesus: "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28

  2. And if only one or two good guys with CC were allowed in the club, it probably would've turned out very differently. RIP and prayers for the surviving family members.

  3. Shooter was a closet sodomite - revealed by ex-wife and regulars at the bar:

  4. @Gerald: I heard those opinions this morning also. If true, how ironic. But I just find those speculations irrelevant.

    1. I think that's right. All terrorists have a back story. The Orlando shooter may have been a closeted gay guy. The Boston Bomber was a very straight pothead. Some other Jihadist may have been an outwardly typical family man with an entry level engineering job or whatever. What unites them is believing that killing people in the name of Allah is the answer to their problems.