I don’t know what it is within us, made in God’s image, that would allow us to take a gun into a school and shoot unarmed teachers and children. I don’t understand how we, who began so beautifully, could degrade so completely as to commit this kind of act. If humanity’s decline was charted through history, the red and bloody line would only ever trend down into darkness. And yet, from this story, I see another line through history also in blood, but turning to gold that trends only upwards. The teachers and staff who showed “no greater love than this” by giving up their own lives so that others could live.
Why does it take darkness for light to shine its brightest?