Sandy Hook. 9/11. March 2011 earthquakes in Japan.Tsunamis. Myanmar. Virginia Tech shootings. Samson, Alabama. Binghamton, NY. Air France flight 447. Ft. Hood, Texas. And earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China.
When these kinds of tragedies strike, what are we supposed to understand? Is there a timeless message in a terrible massacre?
These horrible, earthly miseries carry a message for all humanity — even for those who were not victimized by the recent disaster.
These earthly miseries warn us about eternal miseries, and the Gospel message shows us how to escape from the everlasting tragedy.
The answer came from Jesus Christ and can be found in the Gospel of Luke, chapter 13.