Words, even deep and genuine feelings of compassion, are so impotent in the face of inexplicable and despicable tragedy.
So many people have been afflicted by unearned and ongoing pain from the hurricanes and the Las Vegas murders
it is hard not to to be by overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenge events like this present.
Those of us who struggle with grief, confusion and outrage must not allow our souls to be infected with cynicism or fatalism.
Instead, we must work harder to find and empower our better angels to guide us to live worthy lives, to live a life that matters.