I'm a guy who makes a living putting words together. But I have to say I find it difficult to put into words just how badly I feel for the families and friends of the people who were killed in our country's latest tragic shooting incident in Orlando. What possible words of comfort are appropriate when someone loses, in many cases, the light of their life to nothing more than misguided hate? There are differing opinions on what may have motivated the guy who did the shooting. He himself claimed it was in the name of the holy war being waged against the West. Others, including the shooter's father, claim it was all over the shooter's disdain for gay people. Either way, it all boils down to hate, intolerance, and lack of compassion for people.
Here's hoping that someday we'll look back on these sorts of incidents with incredulity and say . . . thank goodness that doesn't happen anymore.