How can we help Sandy Hook families move forward?
Bishop TD Jakes on healing after Newtown tragedy
- Duration 8:03
- Date Dec 17, 2012
Bishop TD Jakes on healing after Newtown tragedy
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-- not -- -- Something so unfathomable.
Could happen to so many.
Innocent little children a lot of folks were asking how could god let it happen.
How could he let these beautiful children -- It's a natural question.
Bishop TD Jakes is -- senior pastor the potters house trying.
Give us some answers bishop good to have you what do you say to -- about.
Well milk first -- think what's really deeper than the question itself is a place of paying that it comes from.
Or would naturally have a tendency to want to find some rational reason for this irrationally that.
And sometimes inadvertently it's -- it to a -- responsible for.
The reality of god -- -- guns.
So what we're have to -- -- to -- take -- human will.
That freedom we Oak Creek called love to be creative rituals artistic.
Lets us create them -- and should we enjoy it and triumphs of life to choose to make decisions overall it's what makes us unique.
But they have sometimes when we have that freedom will and -- a lot during the problem regard pretty -- of inflatable we'll.
They've been -- -- conscious have been put forces on all have to doubles along the process a process.
Minded for some of the problems wonderfully in cases where there would be mental or emotional disturbances they go -- -- and have both presentation of it can end up of this type of tragedy.
You know bishop.
People hearing that and I know it's it's console in.
But it offers little relief to those parents of those.
Little boys and girls right now who might say yes we believe intellectually in this idea of free well and and man creates his own lot.
But you would think now and then got would intervene.
Well I think what we really need to do.
Is to take our -- away from the celestial.
Down to the practical things that are within our reach to do -- human beings.
To be our brother's keeper to watch out for most people most of us who are displaying our emotional.
Distraught behaviors to be able to a bit -- love them.
Before this sort of thing begins to happen have been I have to concur with the governor of Connecticut and so eloquently -- during the brutal.
The -- of the gift.
It really truly is a gift and to most people who do have faith of any kind.
-- love of his favorite dead in the gift particularly for many of the -- directed by us.
-- president of -- -- believe that there is no -- They're adorable and resolve questions faith is.
More effective when there are -- no rational reasons to explain itself if it lives itself.
To reveal the presence of god -- to understand that and to walk and that led to believe that is so important.
Faith can exist in the presence of doubt just the way courage for the gist of the provincial leader.
And people are conflicted right now but it's going to take time to process that we won't process -- of them mentioned.
This week evolves -- -- what process that for years and I want a cost of us were trying to have.
Quick answers to life which is quite complicated.
Well for those who wants a religious who might look at this and say well.
Why should I be when we live in a world in which evil seems.
To have one more often of late whether it's a shooting like this.
Where the shooting we -- or Colorado desert.
A couple of weeks back at a shopping mall -- -- separate case is all I grant you bishop.
But it reinforces a view held by some.
The world's a bad place and no one's looking over us what he's.
Well you know some very to vote people who feel that way my response would be.
The stats prove you all the proof of the -- of millions of little children all over the world got a -- morning.
What about their first today's arrival of the you've been safely every day they will make the -- -- clogged looms.
It's about the plans that they -- is not the planes take off safely they get reported its once -- crash.
Add in the do cycle that we have today it dusting for race of -- does seem overwhelming but -- millions of -- tonight.
We're gonna talk -- children in the -- -- -- to say thank you lord.
It won't -- the press it won't give the headlights but god has been bird bird good to millions of people around this world.
-- and obvious ways and from that we should thank you.
Do you share with someone said reverend this notion that.
We have become more detached and religiously that -- -- we don't -- in our schools not as many great period.
Not saying that this brings on cars like this and believe me I'm not saying that but but that the in this -- -- to religious world.
We are focused on and on more of the secular were only things and we don't.
Think about god what we don't think about higher things until we see horrible things I don't know if that's -- good.
Where are you know sort of their travel -- of her life was certainly a great thing at a -- important thing to have.
But I think that's one contributor monster limit contributions -- playing bad the level of civility in our country even amongst.
A lot of the burden -- -- people in our country.
Has dropped to an all -- blow everything -- today.
And while most people can fight for their opinion Machida with them some got -- of human respect and dignity.
We must always be cognizant of the -- that we don't wanna be the match that lights -- party in somebody's emotions who agrees with our views but takes it to a level that is disrespectful.
I have -- -- to have been concerned about the way our country is gory and terms of how we are sold about it.
Both -- diversions are exacerbated.
I've profited off -- at a time that we really need to be you my good I welcome debate.
But the disrespect.
That is shocking amounts of professionals has become reprehensible.
In cases like this about that all of that is connected including our disrespect of god are disrespect profoundly.
-- disrespect of each other and our -- -- we don't have to agree on everything.
But we do not have to be as disagreeable.
As a civilization.
As we have become.
I had some experts here bishop thrown around so well at the very least we have to watch.
Are more disagreeable or odd characters -- in other words scrutinize.
Those whose behavior seems to be out outside the norm.
We're just different.
How would god you suspect how do you more to the point.
Feel about that.
Well you know I think what this brings to mind is not only who we need to have some real good conversations about mental health that we're starting to have.
I welcome the congressman's is that we're having about gun control but I think that we have that apart from human behavior we're not going to give their guns guns don't shoot through -- We have to answer the -- a dual -- -- question Obama brother's keeper.
In reality we are.
Whether Barbara there's unstable weather is -- poll whether -- -- a week.
But often would be to not just pull -- put particular people and -- vilified -- we must also understand that somebody who was that would moment -- Our health -- in the past tense map working of the best next to you.
And exhibit behavior that Sharpton so we could lead.
It's incumbent upon us as a people to come to look -- over the what we're going right now of the loved.
That we are there should be good to Connecticut we've got to do that not only of childhood -- and hurricanes.
But to look propulsion invested dress.
From mailbox to mailbox to walk across to the -- of Richard -- -- a good to -- a little bit about your neighbor we have to become more brotherly love them more.
Across central and -- -- interest rather than to be consumed with our own individual -- -- -- should thank you garnered much.
Thank you god bless and may god bless every Berea for him.