"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we went on air early this morning, the reports from Las Vegas were that two people had died in a shooting at a country concert. Two people is bad, but, sadly, that's a pretty standard story.
Then the reports came in that more than 20 people were killed… then it changed to 50 people dead… with more than 200 people hurt.
Hearing that news was a progression from feeling bad, to awful, to heartbroken.
And we now know it’s the deadliest shooting in U.S. History.
For all of you just waking up and reading this news, how do you start your day with this kind of heartbreak? Do you question humanity and wonder how on earth someone can even conceive a plan like this one?
Just to picture the scene – hundreds of people enjoying a concert – seems to make this story even worse. Going to a concert is something we can all imagine; but having that concert end with you sprinting out of the venue while dodging bullets is unimaginable.
I’m certain as the story unfolds, we will see humanity at its best. People grieving together and picking each other up. This story will turn around to show the light – it always does.
But this morning, it’s like we’re watching humanity at its worst.
And for now, it’s hard to eat breakfast or even hold a conversation with co-workers. For now, we just have heavy hearts and keep asking one question over and over… how could someone do this?
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