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Together We Thrive: Tucson and America

This evening, Attorney General Eric Holder joined President Obama and other government officials at the "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America"  - a memorial event in remembrance of the victims of Saturday's mass shooting in Arizona. As part of the remembrance, the Attorney General read the following passage from the New Testament:
A Reading from the Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians (4:13-5:1)  Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, "I believed, and so I spoke," we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence.  For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.  So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed every day.  For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, because we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.   For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  This is the word of the Lord.
All of those who were killed or injured and their families continue to remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Updated April 7, 2017