I imagine it's been a tough week in the schools, be them high schools, middle schools, or colleges, with the unfortunate events at Virginia Tech. Horrible events like this always cause me to wonder what could have been done reach out to these people who are suffering so much that they feel they must take it out on others. While, I'm in no place to definitively say I have the answer, I can speculate that the people who orchestrate these terrible tragedies don't belong to a loving, nurturing community. It seems they always turn out to feel as if they are alone and unaccepted. We, as Christians, are lucky because we have a place to go where we can feel loved, and accepted. We have a place where everyone knows our name. Now, I'm not trying to idealize what we have because at times it is imperfect and people do fall through the cracks; but, all in all, we have that support system that so many long for. We are lucky. And yet, sometimes I think we take it for granted.