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Bad Things Everywhere

Some days I wonder what kind of world we live in.

True, there is a lot of good news to be found, but some days I check the news services and can only shake my head.

For example, just a sampling of a few stories on Wednesday–just one day this week, and only around 25 stories sampled from the Associated Press.

A man is in custody in Westminster, Colorado and will be charged with kidnapping and killing a ten-year-old girl and trying to abduct someone who was running in a park.

Authorities in Georgia were looking for a former employee at a megachurch where someone walked in just before a morning service, shot and killed a man who was leading the congregation in prayer.

A man from Algeria is sentenced in Seattle for a plan to set off a bomb at Los Angeles International Airport right around the time the year 2000 was coming around.

And a man in custody in California is accused of brutally killing his sister-in-law, her two-year-old son and three-year-old daughter. Law officers say there had been what they call “bad blood” between the man and his brother’s family.

I don’t have an explanation. I know this is a big country–a big world, really–and there are all kinds of people. And heaven knows we have some really bad things that happen right in our own communities. And be assured I’m not naive.

I just wish we knew why these things happen, and what could be done to stop them.

Maybe someday–we’ll keep hoping.

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