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I don’t want to keep bringing up a terrible topic as the ‘mass’ shooting in Colorado but something has been bothering me and I wanted to share it with my readers.
The other day our grand daughters were over and we were outside talking and the little ones who are eight year old twins went into the house with grandpa.
The oldest who is thirteen was sitting out there in the quiet with me.
We talked about the ‘shooting’ I don’t remember if she brought it up or I did.
Usually I don’t bring up things that are disturbing to children that is just my nature.
They should be children not worrying about life or death issues.
She is old enough to hear the news and see media somewhere so it was important for me to give her an opinion and I wanted to see if she was afraid.
She did say it scared her to go to a movie theater again.
We talked briefly about the ‘guy’ and how very disturbed mentally he was and how the media was portraying him.
My grand daughter Faith Elizabeth said to me, “but don’t you have to forgive him?”
I was silent.
My first reaction was ‘NO’ 
I don’t and neither does anyone else.
Then she said, “What would God do?”
Now that was a deep question for a thirteen year old to ask.  
Again I sat there in silence because I truly had no words to give her.
There are rules that God has set out for us.
The ten commandments have in them ‘thou shalt not kill’.
Does God forgive this type of thing?
My first reaction… is perhaps my own wish or prayer.
In saying that I am moved to a decision then 
that begins another topic.
Is there anything according to God unforgivable?
What about my hardness of heart towards an offender who kills, injures or abuses?
Is that unforgivable?
Driving home tonight I heard on the radio a version of 1 Corinthians 13 from the message.
If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 
If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. 
If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. 
So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Question: how are we supposed to act towards this type of violence?
She challenged me to think 
which is why this is called ‘something to think about’.
My goal always was and has been to leave the reader with a need to think.
What ARE we supposed to do or say when it comes to these types of issues?
My grand daughter wanted an answer and 
I honestly could not give her one.