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Trying to make sense out of tragedy

December 15, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

26 people lost their lives yesterday due to another senseless act of violence. 20 of those were children, who were just going about their day in school, thinking about what Santa Claus was going to bring them on Christmas, and what games to play at recess.

I’ll admit, I cried when I heard the news. Too often now, innocent people are losing their lives because a deranged person got access to weapons and used them to lash out against a society they felt wronged them. I’m not even going to get into a debate on guns on this because in some cases in China and Japan, children were murdered in school by men wielding knives. The reason one gave? Because he could not find a job.

It’s too easy for those who are mentally ill and have a propensity for violence to avoid notice by law enforcement. Some may be public in their desire to kill via Facebook or other online postings and the authorities can hopefully find them before they carry out their murderous plans; others just sit and stew until the day the water finally boils over and they lash out, as it appears to be the case here. No warning, no notice by anyone, until the powder keg blows up violently and innocent lives are lost.

I don’t know what to say that can give any kind of helpful insight. What I can say is that my thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their loved ones yesterday in Connecticut.

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