“Is this the day I die?”
I imagine that these words were in so many minds during the shooting in Las Vegas. This latest horror brings back memories of 9/11, Katrina, the recent hurricanes and earthquakes where so many lives were lost or changed forever. It is impossibly hard to get our heads around the senseless loss of life and all those who suffer these losses today and for the rest of their lives.
There is just no answer as to why this happened. What made the shooter do this and why? Did any of the people who lost their lives ever know that that was their last day?
The ripple effect of this tragedy affects us all. As we weep for those lives lost, and pray for those injured, we can’t let ourselves become afraid or give up on the human race. If we give in to fear and hatred, we ALL lose.
Please, while we mourn the dead and pray for the survivors, let’s not give up hope. Let’s not let hatred fill our hearts. Let’s not go out into today wondering “is this the day?”