Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Las Vegas and Loss

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds - Psalm 147:3

There isn't much I can add to what's been said and written about Las Vegas. I've heard so much commentary and read so many words by so many writers over the past two days. There are certain ones that stand out amongst the others, for various good reasons in a time of dark madness.

Mark Steyn's "The Empty Paddock" notes how media focus on the Las Vegas massacre has drawn the world's attention away from multiple terrorist attacks across the world--even the horrific murders that have occurred in the past few days.

There is a thoughtful analysis of what I call "closed ear syndrome" from David Harsanyi in the article "When You Politicize Shootings You Make It Harder To Find Solutions."

And I found some interesting perspectives from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who is uniquely qualified to address the subject, presented in Cristiano Lima's piece, "Scalise warns against 'political agenda' in Las Vegas shooting response." Most noteworthy is Scalise's emphasis on prayer as a worthy weapon against evil.

We seem to have lost that spiritual mooring as a society. I can't help but wonder if that might be the reason why we as a country are in so much trouble today.