I shared this message on my Yahoo! 360 blog.
From The Edwards Family words of condolence:
We are simply heartbroken by the deaths and injuries
suffered at Virginia Tech. We know what an unspeakable,
life-changing moment this is for these families and how,
in this moment, it is hard to feel anything but overwhelming
grief, much less the love and support around you. But the love
and support is there. We pray that these families, these students,
and the entire Virginia Tech community know that they are being
embraced by a nation. There is a Methodist hymn that gave us
solace in such a moment as this, and we repeat its final verse here,
in hopes it will help these families, as it helped us:
In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity;
In our doubt there is believing, in our life, eternity,
In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory,
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.
Our dearest wish is that this day could start again, with the promise
of these young people alive. Knowing that cannot be, our prayer is
for God's grace and whatever measure of peace can be reached on
this terrible day.
John and Elizabeth Edwards