On the way home from dropping Smartypants and Diva at school, I caught a report claiming that Colorado Police are searching for a link between the two gunmen who opened fire on churches in Colorado. One attack occurred at a youth missionary center in the Denver suburb of Arvada and another at New Life Church in Colorado Springs.
Sadly, I do not find the incidents mind-boggling. While attacks against churches and schools are not commonplace, they are no longer outside the realm of the imagination either. We have simply entered into a dark, depressing period where tragedy has lost its shock value and violence is the norm.
However, this comment did manage to catch my attention:
“The gunman was killed by a member of the church’s armed security staff before police arrived.”
Armed security staff? At church? Remember when prayer was considered the most powerful weapon in the Christian arsenal?
I am not sure which of these I find more distressing. Is it that (1) Christians started packing heat (2) such extreme measures are clearly necessary or (3) I am not even mildly flabbergasted by the fact?