‘There but for the grace of God’, but God wasn’t watching when the shooter came.
God took his eye off the ball when the killer entered. God didn’t hear, or interfere, when the terrorist started his rampage. Neither the rapport of the gun nor the screams of its targets reached the heavenly host.
In the light of all this darkness we are asked to believe that there is some universal right that will counter the wrong. Big Brother is watching over us all and in the end, in injury time, he may just put it all right. He may just decide to wipe the slate clean and start again. Some may call it Judgement Day and they may be correct.
In the meantime, we live with the darkness and accept its unreasonable nature whilst we eke out seeds of hope. In the light of that darkness we should pray to ourselves for some deliverance.