"Once Herod realized that he had been deceived by the astrologers, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys two years old and under in Bethlehem and its environs... . What was said through Jeremiah the prophet was then fulfilled: 'A cry was heard at Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation: Rachel bewailing her children; no comfort for her, since they are no more'" (Matt 2:16).
As once again horrible violence takes the lives of innocent children, may we keep the people of Newtown in deep prayer, that in some way they may know God's peace at such a difficult time.