I don’t understand why a person armed with an axe would choose to board a train and attack a group of strangers.
But I do know that love is stronger than hate.
I don’t understand why a person would choose to drive a lorry into an innocent crowd, intending only to kill and destroy.
But I do know that light is stronger than darkness.
I don’t understand why a person would choose to take a gun into a nightclub and open fire.
But I do know that hope is stronger than fear.
I don’t understand why a person would corrupt a religion – any religion – and use it in an attempt to justify unimaginable harm.
But I do know of a person who taught us to love our neighbour.
I know of another who suggested that if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to one another.
And of another who told us that love was the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
And of still another who suggested that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Perhaps I am too much of an idealist but, right now, those are about the only things that make any kind of sense to me.