People are broken. Some in big ways and some in little ways. The horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary this morning cracks open the facade that we are all doing fine and that we don’t all have fear, anger, pain and darkness in our lives that cause us to lash out at others. For some their darkness is so big that letting it out involves killing kindergarteners with semi automatic weapons. For others their brokenness is not so dark or tragic or traumatic, but it still eats at their soul every day robbing them of joy.
We need to stop pretending that we are all fine and that we are all not in need of love, forgiveness and healing. We need to open up our hearts and souls and say, “I’m sorry” to God, to others and to ourselves. We need to give and accept forgiveness and work toward healing the brokenness that is in all of us. We need to let God’s love and acceptance win over human fear and anger and hate.