America has been touched many times recently by disgusting violence.
Those of us who have a spiritual bent find some degree of understanding in the history of the biblical scriptures. When Jesus, the prince of peace, entered this world at the first Christmas, King Herod sought to kill him. Later on in the Scripture, Jesus recognized that Satan was the king of this world, and that the kingdom of God was a spiritual kingdom for eternity. Evil brought about the deaths of many baby boys in an effort by King Herod to eliminate a rival. The prophet Joel who lived more than 300 years before Christ had prophesied that there would be “weeping in Ramah.”
This not-so-simple answer to tragedy has sustained grieving generations over and over, and must be accepted with the faith of a child.