Darkness Abounding


Obviously, many people in Ohio are grieving after a 14 year old opened fire on teachers and students.  The story is sad.  The young man killed himself.  There is not much light in this scene, only darkness.  Dark black fingernails, black t-shirts, black pants, black collar, black eye makeup—blackness.  One wonders how we’ve allowed the darkness so much free reign, but we have.  Our sensibilities are dull.  This is perhaps best demonstrated by the following comment from a student at the school where the shooting took place: Speaking of the killer, she said:  “He’s crazy. He threatened to blow up our school. He threatened to stab everybody,” said Doneisha LeVert, 14. “We didn’t think nothing of it.” [full article]

 

Grammar considerations aside, this statement is shocking—that we would think nothing of a crazy man stabbing human beings.  What kind of a school is this?  Unfortunately, the darkness appears to have overcome, but we know that light excels the darkness.    

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