In the U.S. there was a terrible tragedy in Connecticut that ended the lives of many children and adults. The gunman was a disturbed individual who first shot his own mother.
Then he turned his weapon on the children at Sandy Hook School.
The purpose of this post is not to answer “why”. That much has already been answered:
And from the perspective of a minister and theologian, this incident is (in many ways) easier to answer than what many consider to be “acts of God” like tsunamis, hurricanes, etc. I’ve addressed those types of disasters previously.
In the wake of this horrible act of violence, the U.