And yet another tragic incident overrides the joy that the world is feeling.
A royal baby is born! A baby boy! Media lines the hospital street waiting for the royal couple to exit the building just to get a glace at the new royals chubby little cheeks.
I do have to say that the Duchess had one of the swiftest labor-and-delivery-table to red-carpet-ready turnarounds I have ever seen. But the long awaited baby is here, now we wait for the name to be released.
Yet not even 24 hours after the prince was born a van hits over 20 people in Toronto, killing 10. Why? Whatever possesses a person to barrel down a busy sidewalk has got to be a very broken heart. To want to inflict pain into other people lives, that you most likely have no contact with, must indicate that your heart is in pain itself.
One thing I have learned from working at camp, or even communicating with children and people in general, is that most angry or upsetting behaviour stems from some deep hurt from the past. You have to dig deeper then the actions on the surface level to find a solution to the behaviour. Everyone walks around with a deeper story then they let on. For me it's actually good to remind myself of that fact. I don’t think that is any excuse to go running innocent people down on a street in a major city. There are better ways of dealing with your hurt and pain, namely Jesus.
It's important to remember that there is no pain that you feel that he hasn’t felt. And in the midst of any trial he promises to never leave you, ever. I just pray that the man who felt the need to make other people's lives hurt more will get the opportunity to find Jesus now that his life will probably be spent behind bars somewhere.
‘..for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.’ Psalm 63:7