Twenty-six lives stolen including 20 first grade children Why?
What could possibly be the reason for the spiral of violence that has gripped our nation?
Do we look to the media, where gratuitous violence is rampant?
Does it come from the movies where death, torture and suffering are standard fare?
Or is it the video games where it is so easy to pull a trigger and blow someone away?
Is it that disconnect between reality and the virtual world?
Perhaps it is the fact that drone pilots can sit in Kansas and send a smart bomb down on a car 2000 miles away and coolly watch four lives obliterated and then go home to dinner.
Does a government firing a missile against its own people give a license for killing?
Could it be the general lack of respect and civility that demonizes those with opposing ideas?
Have we created a technological monster over which we have lost all control?
What do you say to the parents of a kindergarten child gunned down in her classroom?
How do we teach people to handle anger and hate?
Why can’t we intercept these deranged people before they carry out their indiscriminate slaughter of innocents?
When are we going to get serious and have a national conversation about it?
Jesus weeps for the children of Newtown, for the people of Newtown and for all of us.
Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet:
“A voice was heard in Ramah,
sobbing and loud lamentation;
Rachel weeping for her children,
and she would not be consoled,
since they were no more.”