Friday, February 15, 2008

University Tragedy

What is going on in our Universities? This seems to be happening way too often in our schools.

7 Dead In N. Illinois University....

A gunman opened fire on a geology class at Northern Illinois University Thursday afternoon, killing six people before taking his own life on stage as panicked students ran and ducked for cover.NIU President John Peters said a total of 22 people were shot, including the gunman. Four people, including the gunman, died at the scene; three others died later at area hospitals.

Only God knows. And therein lays the basic answer to this problem…God.

I’m not a theologian by any means, just your ordinary Catholic (West Coast Catholic) so I can’t offer any deep answers here. I do have college student kids of my own and this especially makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

Here’s a book that I’ve read and recommend to explore this topic: Arise from Darkness – What to Do When Life Doesn’t Make Sense, by Benedict Groeschel

This Lenten season we should make it a point to pray and fast for those who suffer from emotional stress, in the work place, home, family or wherever.

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