I just finished reading about the shootings in St. Paul, Alberta; a community of about 5200. By most standards it is what we would refer to as a small community. I was sad to read about the deaths and injuries that rocked the community.
Small communities are not immune to violence or abuse. We never truly know what struggles our friends may have and how they will chose to deal with these issues. The thought that 'things' only happen in the big cities is not true. We cannot live in fear and intrepidation, but we also cannot live in denial that it is 2014 and the world has changed.
Forgiveness--the word is easy to spell and pronounce, but so difficult to do.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of St. Paul.