Love Conquers All

Last night, I posted a drawing to social media like I do every day. But this time, my offering was for the victims who lost their lives in the mass shooting in Orlando, and their friends and families. 

Here's was my original post:

Pray for Orlando
Tonight I spent the evening drawing each victim of the Orlando shooting who died, praying for the families. Sometimes any response feels inadequate. But drawing is what I do, so tonight I did it to honor the victims and their family. There is so much pain.
This is not about politics. This is not about laws. There are already too many opinions and spin doctors. This is not a place for any of that. Please keep any comments to yourself that aren’t grace filled.

This is not about anything but real people. People who were victims. And as a follower of Jesus I believe I am called to show His love, and stand with the broken hearted. As feeble of an attempt as this is, I offer it with my thoughts and prayers, to a hurting community...

The reaction has been overwhelming. I always hope that I can create art that moves people, and apparently this has. I am truly humbled. Truth be told, I almost didn't create it. I was feeling like it wasn't enough. There's a story in the Bible where a little boy offers his small lunch of fish & loaves to Jesus, so that He might feed the five thousand. And while I'm not delusional enough to think that my feeble offeirng is in any way comparable, I do pray that it brings whatever healing, encouragement, love, light and hope it can.

If you know any of the victims friend or families, i would love it if you could share this with them. To let them know they are not alone. To let them know that, when one hurts, we all hurt.

I felt like I needed to create a post where I could share the drawings larger. To better honor each person. So I've listed them below. If you pray, why not pray as you view the names and drawings. And do something today to spread love.

Stanley Almodovar III

Amanda Alvear

Oscar A Aracena-Montero

Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala

Antonio Davon Brown

Darryl Roman Burt II

Angel L. Candelario-Padro

Juan Chevez-Martinez

Luis Daniel Conde

Cory James Connell

Tevin Eugene Crosby

Deonka Deidra Drayton

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez

Leroy Valentin Fernandez

Mercedez Marisol Flores

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz

Juan Ramon Guerrero

Paul Terrell Henry

Frank Hernandez

Miguel Angel Honorato

Javier Jorge-Reyes

Jason Benjamin Josaphat

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice

Anthony Luis Laureanodisla

Christopher Andrew Leinonen

Alejandro Barrios Martinez

Brenda Lee Marquez McCool

Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez

Kimberly Morris

Akyra Monet Murray

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo

Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera

Joel Rayon Paniagua

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez

Enrique L. Rios, Jr.

Jean C. Nives Rodriguez

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado

Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz

Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan

Edward Sotomayor Jr.

Shane Evan Tomlinson

Martin Benitez Torres

Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega

Juan P. Rivera Velazquez

Luis S. Vielma

Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon

Jerald Arthur Wright