My heart bleeds this afternoon for the parents of Cho Seung-Hui. Were I offered the position of being the mother of one of those murdered in such a gruesome way yesterday, or to be the mother of Cho Seung-Hui, I would doubtless choose a relationship with one of the innocent ones. So would you, I feel confident.
I’ve tried to imagine the shame and sorrow his parents must feel at this moment, and though I in no way excuse the deplorable actions of their son, I do feel pity for them. I experience this emotion in part, I’m sure, because I recognize that I am not at all perfect myself, and because I am the mother of children whom I know to be imperfect. While feeling absolutely sure my imperfection and those of my children would never lead to such monstrous acts, yet I weep for the devastated family of Cho Seung-Hui.
I bring one scripture that I hope will be of comfort to all of us who mourn during these days of crisis. I pray that through God some peace may be found for the mother and father of Cho. May they lean heavily on Him, and rest in His strong arms of love and tenderness.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.” II Corinthians 1:3
Update: Friday, April 20th As reported by Fox News, Cho Seung-Hui’s sister sadly speaks: “We are hopeless, helpless and lost over my brother’s senseless act.”
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