“We pray that the wounded will recover, and that those who are grieving will know the nearness of God. Today, we feel not only a sense of grief, but perhaps also of helplessness, but there is something that we can do. We can offer comfort to someone near us who is suffering or heavy laden and we can mourn with those who mourn in Colorado. [...] Our prayer is that the comforter might bring peace to their souls that surpasses our understanding. The Apostle Paul explained, ‘Blessed be God, who comforteth us in all of our tribulations that we may be able to comfort them, which earn any trouble.’ But we do know how evil is overcome and we are seeing that today in the goodness and compassion of a wounded community. [...] Now and in the hard days to come, may everyone of them feel the sympathy of our whole nation and the comfort of a Living God.”
Republican presidentialc andidate Mitt Romney comments on how God can offer comfort during difficult times as discusses the anguish of the Colorado community grieving after a mass shooting.
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RENO, NV – JULY 24: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on July 24, 2012 in Reno, Nevada. Mitt Romney spoke to veterans at the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars before he leaves to London to kick off a six-day foreign trip to England, Israel and Poland.