No matter how monstrous we might feel the act of shooting into a crowd on Mother’s Day is – it is never in fact a monster that shoots into a crowd on Mother’s Days, tearing through the bodies of nineteen people. Love demands that we know they are a fellow human being. To name them as a monster requires that the community forfeit its humanity. Only when we remember the shooter is a person – one of us – are we able to hold them accountable. Only then do they have the opportunity to make any restoration for the harm.
Brilliant. You’ve got to read the rest of this.