Lately, the news has been inundated with gruesome accounts of family members harming or killing their own.
Parents taking the lives of their children. Children murdering their parents.The most horrific acts are reported in the news, and it appears to be more and more common.
We need to stay horrified and sickened by these reports. But more importantly, we need to acknowledge that it isn't just being heard about simply because news is just more accessible.
Sadly, it is happening more often.
Once we become numb, unfazed or not affected by this type of news, we become a not-so-civil society.
Remain appalled, remain repulsed, and remain interested, because "there but for the grace of God, go us all."
Lynn Reich, Fort Lauderdale