This will be one of those days that goes down in Canadian history as a black mark. Details are still unfolding as to what took place in Ottawa this morning but for those who witnessed or were directly affected because of the shootings, their lives are forever changed. Whether they were locked down in their offices or a tourist on the hill, those who saw or heard the violence today will have a hard time sleeping tonight I am sure.
Media reports have not yet answered all the questions but slowly names and details are coming out. At this point we do not know why this tragedy occurred. A young father is now dead. Another man, the perpetrator, is also dead. Another person or two are also wounded. The search for answers now continues.
The cross of Christ goes before us on these days, reminding us both of sorrow and hope. Let’s pray for this world of ours that creates these situations. May we seek peace instead of vengeance.