Pistorius breaks Twitter silence by describing his ‘utter desolation’

Oscar Pistorius has broken his silence on social media by posting a string of religious messages. The Paralympian took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon, five days after the last evidence was heard in his murder trial. He posted a collage of himself posing with children, along with the message: “You have the ability to make a difference in someones [sic] life.” The 27-year-old also uploaded a passage about how a man in “utter desolation” can still “achieve fulfillment” through “loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved.”

Lord, today I ask that you bathe those who live in pain in the river of your healing. Amen.

Oscar Pistorius

The last time he tweeted before that was on Feb. 14 this year, the first anniversary of the day he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Then, he wrote about the “devastating accident” that caused “such heartache for everyone who truly loved—and continues to love Reeva.” The double-amputee is waiting to learn whether he will be found guilty of the 29-year-old model’s murder. Pistorius says he heard what he thought was an intruder in his house and, in “fear for his life,” approached a closed toilet door and fired four shots through it.