My heart breaks at the scope of the tragedy experienced by the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School. I cannot imagine the depth of grief of those whose lost loved ones, children and school staff, to senseless violence. I can only pray for them in my helplessness. "God be with them and give the solace and Peace."
I have done supply service at a church in the Sandy Hook area. These are fine people and in no way deserving of this tragedy, though I cannot conceive how kindergarten children anywhere would deserve the violence of Friday morning. I can only hope that the families can find God's healing grace in their lives.
This was senseless violence and senseless loss and I cannot imagine what might lead a person to do what that young man did. I only know that the technology for that violence was all too readily available and that is a failing of our society. Guns don't kill, but a person with a gun can kill all too easily. We as a society and a Nation need to do something. The violence in our country is deadly and insane.
I need to go back to writing my Sermon. Hopefully i will make some sense.