Can it get any worse than this? School shooting in Connecticut
What can we say? Such insanity. Such terror. Such pain. Such incredible sadness. During this Advent we so need our God to come and save us. All we can do is pray for the children who died, for all who died, and for the survivors who will have their own challenges dealing with the aftermath.
Better gun control would be sane and advisable, although madmen may always be able to get weapons. Yet wouldn't it be worth curtailing the proliferation of guns in our homes if it would save innocent lives? A gun in the home has a much better chance of killing someone innocent than of killing an intruder. If those guns had been locked in a gun vault somewhere, rather than in the home, Lanza would not have been able to get them. If we don't have the will to control the proliferation of guns in our society, could we at least do something about who has access to the guns people own?
As we weep in this weary world, Let us pray that "In the tender compassion of our God, the dawn shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace." (Luke 1:78-79, the Canticle of Zechariah).