I have refrained over many years from lamenting about the state of our national sanity when monstrous acts of evil explode before us.
Sadly, I am thinking we have flipped. We’ve become certifiably mad as a nation. Our nation has been gripped by the vise of mourning, grief and tragedy.
Another massacre occurred today in Sutherland Springs, a small town east of San Antonio. As I write these few words, I am hearing that at least 20 people are dead and many more are wounded in a shooting at a Baptist Church. The shooter is dead; it’s not clear whether the cops got him or he offed himself.
My goodness, I am utterly at a loss to explain this.
The litany of massacres has become too gruesome to bear. Newtown, Littleton, Aurora, Orlando, Charleston, Las Vegas and now Sutherland Springs. OK. I’ve missed some. But you get the point.
These communities now will be identified forever by the tragedy that has befallen them — and the rest of us.
And yes, the debate will erupt yet again over the cause of this monstrous act once we learn the identity of the shooter.
I am officially afraid for our nation