Then as we always do when tragedy strikes us or others near us, the first thing we do is convince ourselves that there is no God; after all, why would a good God allow a father to bury a child? Why would he allow great women never to have babies? Why would a good God allow good people to go hungry and corrupt people to live an extravagant life? Surely, why would a good God, if He is in charge of the universe as some people attest would allow cancer? Or children to go hungry, or addiction to take so many lives? Or, closer to home today, why would a good God allow a virus-like Covid-19 somehow scare and devastate so many people, especially when we see that the rich have become richer and the poor are more and more miserable every day.
This is my wife's tribute to our daughter's high school senior graduation. We recognize this is a hard time for many people, and we want every senior to know that we see them and love them. We often get lost in our struggles, even though in light of our current situation, missing graduation may seem frivolous. We need to understand and acknowledge each other's difficulties. We need to love one another and serve each other. We know the class of 2020 will change the world!