The news reports seem to have taken a different tone today, less talk of rescue more talk of military matters.
The government and officials in the USA have impressed me over the last few days, with their obvious compassion and their willingness to talk, to try to work out the best way forward and to not act in haste. I can only hope that this continues, and whatever happens next does not serve to cause more violence, fear and loss of life.
My mother just sent me a copy of the sermon she will be preaching on Sunday, at the church where she is Assistant Pastor in Upstate New York. There she will have to stand before the congregation, many of whom will have lost friends and family in this tragedy, and try to make some sense of it. She does so more eloquently than I ever could, and I really wish she wasn’t several thousand miles away right now.