I am sure your heart was as broken as mine to see the devastation and sadness left in the wake of the tornado in Oklahoma. Tragedy, inexplicable and indiscriminate, is part of the human experience. So is prayer. So is faith. Let our prayers and those of our weary nation be joined in mourning for the dead and in thanksgiving for the lives spared. Although God's plan often diverges from what, in our limited judgement, seems just or fair, our faith can be our rock. We must have faith that God has a plan. It may be plan A or it may be plan B, etc., but He has a plan. The goal of our lives is to find His plan for us and have the faith and courage to see it through.
Here at St. Francis we have severe weather emergency plans that have been worked out in cooperation with our local first responders. They involve such common sense steps as maintaining silence, moving away from windows, sitting in protective positions, etc. You can be assured that we will be reviewing again our plans and drilling them in the next few weeks. The safety of the children is always our priority.