God’s heart first to break
To the Editor:
Yesterday I heard someone say, “It’s God’s will.” Nothing irritates me more than when I hear those words spoken by apparently intelligent people who can’t get it through their heads that God does not go around the world with his hands holding knives, his finger on triggers, or his finger on explosive detonator buttons. Never do any of us know enough to say that a death is God’s will. Our consolation should lie in knowing that when that shrapnel tore into the flesh of those 180-plus innocents in Boston on Patriots’ Day, maiming, dismembering, and killing and when that bullet tore into the flesh of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, God’s heart was the first to break.