Posted: January 12, 2013 at 2:49 a.m.

Gone away too soon Dec. 16, 2012: The morning worship crowd was in a festive mood with Christmas only days away. Holiday colors brightened some worshipper’s clothes. But there was an undercurrent of somberness brought about by the slaughter of the innocents only two days before. Then the man selected to open the service heightened the sober mood by announcing that one of the men of the congregation returning from the MD Anderson cancer treatment center in Houston had collapsed on the plane from an apparent heart attack. No other details were available except that the plane had landed in Dallas.

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Editorial, Pages 17 on 01/12/2013