On my Facebook page I posted the above news article with the following statement:
"No matter what your political view may be, when someone loses a child, whether it be to cancer or accident or other tragedy, hearts are broken. My prayers go out to the Biden family today as they mourn the loss of their son Beau. This is not an easy "club" to belong to...the club of parents who have lost a child. I never chose to become a member of this club, and I am certain VP Joe Biden would not choose to be here either. I understand from reading this article that this is not the first child he has lost, in addition to his first wife. May God give this family strength and comfort during this time."One thing I have learned since going through the loss of my son is that when someone loses a loved one, regardless of their political stance, religious affiliation, race, nationality or even sexual orientation...yes, I said that...now hear me out...regardless of any of that stuff, when a human being has lost someone very dear to them, it is not my place to judge them or make comments regarding how I think they should respond or act or change...it is my place to extend the love of Christ toward them...to pray for their comfort...to hold them up to the Father with love and compassion...to show them the same comfort that He has shown me in my times of tribulation:
You know the old saying "You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar?" Well, I think if we as Christians would practice this saying more often, we just might win more "flies" to the Lord. Yes, there is a time and a place for strong preaching and teaching and exhortation. But the time of grief and loss is not the time. This is the time for love and compassion and wisdom.