As a Canadian and as a citizen, I am shocked by this senseless act of violence of three R.C.M.P. officers killed and the two R.C.M.P. officers , Const. Darlene Goguen and Const.Eric Dubois,who were wounded. In a world filled with so much hate, we need to do our individual and collective part to make this a more caring world.
I just finished watching the memorial service on the C.B.C. The memories shared touched me, often having me cry with those who were crying. I wanted so much to be able to say something comforting in their presence. I will speak here my thoughts I would share if I was with them now.
I share with you in your sorrow. I pray for you in your time of sadness. I offer you this listening heart, who is struggling along with you to process this awful tragedy.
The world is in mourning, a little sadder, a lot more terrified.
Yet, if we live our lives in fear then we allow the darkness to win. I know Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, Const. David Joseph Ross and Const. Douglas James Larche would want us to live life not with fear, but rather an enduring resolve, that we will not let hate win. Light will defeat the darkness. Love will conquer hate. And then we all will win.
We remember and honour them by living as they would want us to live, one life giving to another life, together building more loving communities and a kinder world.
I leave you with this thought.
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” Washington Irving
The peace and comfort of God be with us all.