Published in Inspire a Fire, December 17, 2012.
On Friday, December 14th, like many of you, I found myself glued to the television screen, barely able to comprehend the brutal words that scrolled across the bottom.
“Unidentified gunman opens fire in Connecticut elementary school. Dozens killed.”
As the story unfolded, it proved to be even worse than first thought. After hours of inaccurate information began to be sorted out, the first to step up to a microphone to offer an explanation, as if such a tragedy could somehow be explained, was the Governor of Connecticut, Dan Malloy. And he put it in the most simple of terms.
“Evil visited this community today.”