Any sudden or unexpected death gives rise to questions, and this event will cause many of us to ponder and ask, and to empathise with those friends and relatives who will be so shocked and hurt by what happened on Wednesday. The police will be asking, why, how, where, when, what…..but those who grieve will be asking, why? Why were these innocent men, women and children shot? Why were they there? Why was the timing so appallingly coincidental? Why did they choose a prestigious car? Why did the cyclist have to be passing, and silenced? Why did it have to happen to those I love? And all holiday makers especially those who love the French Alps, and all those people who live and cycle locally, will think, there but for the grace of God went I.
A random killing is distressing always to consider, and this one is disquieting because of the contrast between the enjoyment of a peaceful summer holiday in beautiful surroundings and its sudden end in a most brutal way - shades of light and dark. For those who survive and grieve, the dark will continue for some time but for the victims of the crime who died there is no more darkness now, and I pray for the souls returning Home. I cannot know why these people died at this time and in this way, but I know there was a reason and that it was for the highest good.
Acceptance can be hard, but one day those who mourn will find peace in their memory of those they loved: I send them my heartfelt sympathy meanwhile.]]>