Once again I find myself taking a few days to process something that is all over the news. It’s probably better that I take time rather than address these things immediately.
One thing that strikes me is that I’ve not seen any reporting that speaks about the parents of the boy who committed the murders. I’ve read how disturbed he was; I’ve read about the people who attempted to reach out to him. I’ve read complaints about the VA Tech response to the shootings. (Who could honestly be prepared for such a thing? Let’s be honest.)
My heart and my prayers go out to all of the families who lost their loved ones. My heart goes out to every student on a college campus. My heart goes out to the parents who have kids on college campuses.
You know what this tragedy reminds me of most? That we live in a fallen world that needs a Savior more than ever. The only One who can bring peace back to our college campuses, to our country, to our world is the One who died for our sins and who rose three days later.
Lord, have mercy on them, for they know not what they do.