Making sense of the senseless
In the wake of the horrific mass killing in Toronto yesterday, journalists and writers are - like all of us - struggling to make sense of the senseless. People around the world reacted to the news of yesterday’s tragic events with shock, disbelief, horror. A sinking sense of "not again." The collective Canadian heart sank. "Not here."
At some level, our responses have to be because - whether we think about it consciously or not - we deeply value human life. We recognize the injustice when innocent life is snatched away.
Murray Henderson has been working at Wycliffe College this semester as Interim Chaplain. He reflects on our reactions to the tragedy at the Wycliffe blog.