Anniversary of the Tucson Shooting

A year ago, six people were killed and 13 suffered bullet wounds, when a gunman toting a semiautomatic pistol pumped bullet after bullet into a crowd gathered for a congressional outreach event outside a Tucson supermarket. U. S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot through the head but survived; she is still recovering. We offer prayers of gratitude for the courage of ordinary people and the healing the survivors have experienced, and we continue to ask God "to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace (Luke 1:79)."