A Sad Day in a Broken World

By now most of us have heard about the tragic Connecticut school shooting.  I was actually quite behind on the news on this incident. By the time I got home from work yesterday (where I have no contact with news programs and was therefore ignorant of the shooting) and logged onto Facebook, people had already started to pull this tragedy into their causes:  gun control (for and against), school safety (and I don’t mean parents worried about how their children will react to the news, but those discussing why schools aren’t better prepared for these attacks), mental illness, religion, and even abortion.  Since I was behind on the news and was trying to absorb the shock of this tragedy hours after other people, I wondered why couldn’t we just mourn over this atrocity.  Why does it have to quickly become part of a cause?  I’m not saying that we shouldn’t try to learn from this shooting and try to figure out how to prevent a killing spree like this from happening again, but couldn’t we wait at least a day before doing so?  Can’t we ache for the families directly affected a little while longer before trying to find the bigger picture?

Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy.


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