Obama supporters bow their heads during a moment of silence for the victims of the Aurora, Colorado shootings called by US President Barack Obama as speaks on the shootings in Aurora, Colorado at what was scheduled originally as a campaign event at Harborside Event Center July 20, 2012 in Fort Myers, Florida.
“Our time here is limited and it is precious. And what matters at the end of the day is not the small things, it’s not the trivial things, which so often consume us and our daily lives. Ultimately, it’s how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another. [...] But there are going to be other days for politics. This, I think, is a day for prayer and reflection. [...] I hope all of you will keep the people of Aurora in your hearts and minds today. May the Lord bring them comfort and healing in hard days to come. I am grateful to all of you, and I hope that as a consequence of today’s events, as you leave here, you spend a little time thinking about the incredible blessings that God has given us.”
President Obama, in response to the Batman movie theater shooting, mentions the importance of relationships and how the Lord can bring healing to Aurora , Colo., where 70 people were shot early Friday morming. Twelve people died and shooting suspect James Holmes appeared in court today.
Read more in the Faith 2012 Quote Archives.