I don't usually comment on highly charged issues here in the blog...but I had a disturbing thought tonight and it has been bothering me.
I'm sure most people are aware of the Kyron Hormon disappearance and the sad and twisted stories that are coming out in the media. That's not what I'm writing about - but it is related.
The thought occurred to me tonight, as the news was talking about Kyron's family. "What could a little 7 year old do that would make someone take, harm or kill him?" [in the mind of the person who did this...not that ANYTHING a child or person could/would do can justify any of this...I don't know how to write about what I mean...NOTHING about this situation is logical or defensible.] I just don't understand. It doesn't matter if it was a stranger or a family member or a friend or acquaintance...I just don't get how anyone could harm a child in this way. And yet I know that this happens way more than we can even imagine. What is wrong with people? I know there are mental illnesses and other things that can lead people to do things that are unimaginable and unconscionable, but I just doesn't get it. And I don't want to. I don't think I want to understand or explore such things.
Anyway, it was upsetting. I hope we have a good outcome for this situation, but it doesn't seem likely at this point. I pray for that poor boy and his family. No matter what, this is such an unnecessary tragedy.