The news came on a prep and made us sick to our stomachs: there had been a mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.
It’s hard enough to accept that there are people who would actually hurt children, but what kind of a person makes it a mission to kill them?
It’s impossible to imagine the carnage and horror that ensued at Sandy Hook. No doubt we will hear many stories of courage and bravery. In these situations, which are all too common, often the worst of humanity is confronted with the best of humanity. We should look toward the heroes of this tragedy. The heroism of the teachers who protected their students humbles us. Some made the ultimate sacrifice so their students wouldn’t have to.
And about those children who didn’t escape. All their potential, laughter, joy, and life were taken from them with no warning and for no reason. A situation like this makes you stop and think, for quite a while, about so much.
The questions begin and end with a seemingly simple one that can never be answered: “Why?”