Another precious life lost … what is happening in this world? How can anyone justify taking another person’s life?

No matter how uneducated or misguided some people may be, there is never a good reason for one to hurt the other. I have just watched yet another distressing news report about a young man who had his whole life in front of him being shot and killed. Shot? Really, is this what my children have to look forward to? A life of fear and uncertainty?

The young man was described as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. What kind of explanation is that to his family? His mother? His father? Do they just except it and try to move on? Do we really live in a society where this kind of behaviour is acceptable?

I ask these questions in dismay. I know there is no magical solution or way to simply put an end to it all but I feel there should be.

I hope they catch the cretin who thought that this was the answer to their problems. Even then, that will not remotely change the feelings of the family and friends of the poor young man whose life has been stolen from him. I pray for them and even for the family of the boy/man who committed the crime. Imagine as a parent finding out that your son, the one you carried for 9 months and held for a lifetime, could do such an awful thing.

Life is so short and so precious. Protect your loved ones, the world is a dangerous place. Pray for those lost in violence.