As I heard about the disgusting and outrageous tragedy this morning, at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, my heart sank, and I began to weep – 50 dead and 53 injured. This mass shooting is the deadliest in United States history. The shooter has been identified as Omar Mir Seddique Mateen and officials have identified it as a terrorist attack. As I am sitting here with my family, listening and watching the reports come in, I am asking: How should Christians respond to this tragedy?
When we say we have an excruciating headache or excruciating pain coursing through our leg or lower back, do we really know what we are saying? I know what we are trying to say (I am not minimizing migraines and other significant pain), but I don’t think we come close to experiencing what the word actually means.