Faith and tragedy: How we can make sense of violence
Father Jonathan Morris weighs in
- Duration 3:30
- Date Dec 15, 2012
Father Jonathan Morris weighs in
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Conversation surrounding this horrible school tragedy will at some point turn to.
Security and psychology.
And of course guns and today we're talking about god all of it is -- -- then we return to our.
Fox News religion correspondent Father Jonathan Morris who has yeah.
-- -- about suffering and dealing with tragedy you've been down this road many times before where do you begin.
-- with the parents here is an amazing just to see how people naturally turned to prayer.
And naturally turn to god in tough tough times and that's understandable because I believe it's at the very core of who we are.
It's wonderful also to see the president United States feeling very comfortable quoting script Clinton.
In a tragic time like this that's good that's normal that's wonderful I think.
We should all feel just as comfortable to be expressing.
Our our our belief in god or religion also in good times -- it would be funny here's a problem.
It's the guy that needs god I mean you can't blame the people -- that seems like a perfect down the idea which school an incredible principal heroic teachers.
The person that needs you is -- yeah.
He shot himself in the head I imagine that's a that's a done great imitation.
No doubt Brian for all of us.
To be going after in in and helping people.
Who are obviously off where I was -- Not healthy you know we're we're gonna -- a lot of be diverted heard several times today that this was a senseless act.
Yes it was in a certain sense but also we know from from just looking at these circumstances.
-- these cases.
It's senseless but there's a certain formula here there's almost always mental health issues no doubt.
There's also I believe personal responsibility.
In most of these cases somebody actually decides.
To take their anger out and somebody else there's also a third element and we've been hearing about this too there's evil.
Evil is a spiritual force.
Sachs asset to core of who we are and that's why -- to your point.
We need pastors we need found mothers and fathers who need communities to make sure we're not -- -- -- marginalizing people.
Were ready already marginalizing themselves we need to find them before -- It -- sat contradictory if you -- that these people are mentally ill we need to open our hearts and put our arms around and get them help but then their evil.
That that makes us -- compassionate if they're evil while at the.
This a big word but it's -- simple thing we as human beings are Psycho somatic convenes meaning we're both emotional spiritual and physical.
And so yes somebody can be mentally ill but also because her spiritual.
Being inclined to -- Right into it to act out upon and that's that's why all of these things building spirituality.
Loving being involved with our kids in that way.
Didn't give you an example of how we can do that.
Some guys we see we talked about this earlier how.
FaceBook and Twitter and social media.
Can isolate ourselves.
But I put those could comment on on my back on FaceBook and Twitter today.
Hundreds of people started writing writing in and offering prayers what we can do is -- there very close to our kids hug them.
Lump them -- also be unafraid to pray with them.
Other Jonathan Morris thank you very much you need -- to each get a touch and sometimes just a suite -- -- and.
Thank you -- -- we'll be right back.