Friday, July 20, 2012

Can I Make Sense of the Senseless?

"'Put your sword back in its place,' Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.'" (Matthew 26:52)

"He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore." (Isaiah 2:4)

How do you make sense of the senseless? This reminds me too much of the church shootings that happened in Colorado in 2007. Probably because that is my spiritual home, so to speak, and I take these events personally. I wrote about that trajedy here and here. But I'm not going to jump on some soapbox and try to find meaning or attempt to place blame. At this point, I am simply going to be quiet and pray. Because that's all really anyone of us can do.

12 killed and 50 wounded at Aurora theater

Aurora victim survivor of Toronto shootout

Paris premiere of Dark Knight Rises cancelled

Witnesses describe sureal, horrible scene

Authorities: suspect's apartment "booby trapped"

LA Police step up patrols in wake of violence

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