When horrible things happen, we instantly feel the brokenness of a fallen, hostile, upside-down world.
Something deep inside us cries out for justice, and it points to a deeper human truth about the way we are made.
We see a sad, stark reality in contrast with a perfect ideal.
Justice is all about righting the wrong and making sure everyone pays. We don’t like to talk about that until we see the worst a human can do.
I don’t mean to use tragedy as a platform or talking point. We can’t explain away everything as God’s Will or saying “it’s society’s fault.“ No one should offer a theological reason about how this has a “higher purpose,” because even if it did, we’d be pretentious to say so.
Simply: something has been wrong with the human race since the beginning of time, and we all know it. We are free to say: this sucks, and it’s infuriating.