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A Few Thoughts on Aurora & Tragedy

Another shooting. More innocent people dead. No real explanation why.

This weekend's tragedy is becoming more and more commonplace. While my heart is saddened for the unnecessary loss and pain, I am no longer surprised when this type of tragedy occurs. It seems these type of vicious episodes occur more and more frequently. And I don't think any of us are naive enough to believe it can't happen to us.

I'm not going to pretend to have all the answers and I am not going to use this tragedy as an opportunity to lecture about how we have kicked God out of society or the need for more or less gun control or the consequences of violence in movies and video games.  There are plenty of opinions to read and listen to on these matters and their connections to these type of disasters.

What I have been thinking the last day or two is how fragile life is, how broken our world is, how vulnerable we are, and how desperately we must trust that God is in control. 

The truth is what hap…