Seriously, what is our problem? We just have to explain it, don’t we? We just have to blame something or someone, don’t we? We cannot help ourselves. We blame guns, or video games, or movies, or psychology, or no prayer in schools, and we think ascribing blame will somehow accomplish something? We think that will help the next time? We think we can somehow slap some superficial band-aid on a gushing artery, and then we’ll all feel safe again? How many times does some some “horrible,” “terrible,” “unthinkable,” “worst” “tragedy” have to happen before we’ll realize we can’t fix what’s wrong with people? A new law won’t do it; more police won’t do it; more counseling won’t do it; school-sponsored religion won’t do it. Are we really this stupid? How long will we deny the evil that is in all our hearts? How long will we pretend we don’t all sing in the black soul choir? “Well, this was a ‘soulless monster’; I would never do that.” That’s the kind of denial that perpetuates this garbage.
Really. If you’re not praying with the Advent Church, “Come quickly, Lord Jesus;” if you’re not looking into your own black heart in repentance; if you’re not praying the peace and mercy of Christ’s resurrection for the families of those who died today, you’re just missing the point. Dear God, how stupid and ignorant can we be? Repent, hear the Word of the Savior who absorbed all violence into His own wounds, and pray, “Deliver us from evil.” Anything else is naive, idiotic, or worse.