Poignant Words from Dr. Stephen Godin, Fellow Congregant

About a heartfelt song written by Dr. Godin:

“There was an explanation that went along with this post to explain the origin of this song. I have retyped it below:
After every mass shooting, our country immediately engages in the same political debate as to why these tragedies happen. Is it guns? Spiritual emptiness? Mental health? To be honest, I don’t even pretend to know the answer. However, by continuing the arguments, we lose sight of what can be, after all, the most basic lesson of human nature.

After the Virginia Tech shooting, I was deeply moved by the story of Doctor Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor who died protecting his students. The late Terry Wetton and I wrote a song that was recorded by the Lonesome Road Band. We intended it to be not just a tribute to his heroism but also as a reminder that no darkness, no matter how intense, can ever extinguish the light of our better selves. In this latest tragedy, two men—Aaron Feis and Chris Hixon—selflessly sacrificed their lives to protect others. It is to them and their families that I would also like to dedicate this song. Truly, they show us the way.”

Click here to listen to Dr. Godin’s timeless words.