Does Texas school shooting highlight need for faith, higher purpose in kids’ lives?

Does Texas school shooting highlight need for faith, higher purpose in kids’ lives? By Maureen Mackey | Fox News

Professionals including faith leaders address issue of higher purpose in life: ‘Turn back to God again’

As Americans all over the country continue to react to the Texas school shooting on Tuesday — in which an apparent lone gunman took the lives of at least 19 elementary school children and two teachers — psychologists, faith leaders and others are sharing keen reminders about the importance of faith in God and a higher purpose in life.

In response to Tuesday’s tragedy, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, in part, in a statement, “Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde.”

He also said, “Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss [and] urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering.”

The town of Uvalde, Texas, is about 85 miles west of San Antonio.

Some families have been sharing desperate pleas online for help in finding their missing children.

Other families, meanwhile, are already in mourning for loved ones killed in the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a seven-square-mile community.

Here are the latest thoughts and comments from a variety of concerned professionals about the need for faith today.

Must ‘bring the light of the gospel to a dark world’

Kathy Koch, an education psychologist in Fort Worth, Texas, and a faculty member with Summit Ministries (, told Fox News Digital, “There is no adjective to put in front of ‘sad’ that is adequate to express what we are feeling in our hearts” right now.

“The number of dead shocks us — but one death would be too much.”

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