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Answers are hard to find after Newtown

Both the recent Clackamas mall shooting in Oregon and the following Sandy Hook, Conn., massacre rightly have masses of Americans upset, angry, depressed and in grief. I, too, share these same sentiments. Not only because of the anti-gun sentiment which accommodates this, but likewise the loss of innocent human life, including our children.

So what is the answer? I'm not qualified to offer an answer. Nor are those who want to offer a quick fix by passing more useless laws, more government control, including socialist solutions. However, I can certainly share these links:

Google Massad Ayoob's "Beyond Symbolism: Protecting The Children" posted for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.

Also, JPFO's Dec. 20, "More logical School Shooting Commentary" and "An Honest Liberal Writes About Gun Control" for Dec. 16, 2012, respectively. These remain archived at the JPFO Inc. at www.jpfo.org.

News With Views at www.newswithviews.com has posted Devvy Kidd's "The Killing Fields Of America" for Oct. 20, 2012. Also, J.B. William's "Guns Are Not Responsible For Sandy Hook, Liberals Are" at this same site.

Now let's shift to a lighter note: On Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. I took a woman friend of mine to attend a Christmas choir concert hosted at the First Church of the Nazarene at 1974 E. McAndrews Road in Medford. It was a Godsend. This music ministry is exactly what I needed to calm my emotions and give comfort following the recent "insanity from the pits of hell" that shocked and traumatized our nation. I allowed their church choir, singing, and ministry to console and comfort me. It was a timely blessing.

The Bible states: "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." — Colossians 3:16

As the late country singers Johnny and June Carter Cash together sang: "Singing seems to comfort a troubled soul."

James Farmer