Another horrific tragedy in the USA unfolded at first light today.
In a very ordinary town lives came to an unexpected end at the hands of someone armed with weapons which belong, if they do, only on a battlefield.
Worse was the news that a number of small children suffered death beside their teachers.
The gentle epitaph came to mind…..
“If I am so quickly done for
What on earth was I begun for.”
People now will second guess a loving God, asking why he allows such terrible things. We forget too easily that as human beings we have free will. We can at our individual choice do good or do evil and face the consequences. In Newtown today the choice was someone’s to do evil and to suffer death and judgement.
Our part in this disaster is to pray for those who are grief stricken and for the whole community that they may draw close in love for one another.
For the US government it is yet another wakeup call for action to prevent this repeated agony.