Who is not just sick, as well as outraged, by the murder of the innocents in Connecticut? Who? Why? How could he or they? What kind of evil and demons drive such an action?
Yes, what kind of evil? There is no way to whitewash this. The murder of innocents is evil. It happened after Jesus’ birth–and I often struggle with the fact that many mothers, fathers and babies in Bethlehem suffered horrendously because they had the bad luck to live in that town at the time.
Herod was evil. Possibly mentally ill, but still evil. The person(s) who perpetuated this Connecticut tragedy is evil, although probably mentally ill as well.
There will be many calls for greater gun control and more safety measures in schools after this. All well and good. But until we address the core of evil in the human soul–particularly when mental illness is also involved, we’ll never stop seeing horrific things like that.
I just weep as does anyone with any decency in them. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers.