Making sense of senselessness

Senseless violence is everywhere. Or so it seems. I've stopped trying to figure it out. And may I admit something? I've also stopped trying to keep up. Thomas Merton once wrote that he didn't read "the news" because he refused to get swept up in the sensationalism, the immediacy, the frantic urgency. He preferred, rather, to receive the news belatedly--as a "dry crust of bread."

What I'm beginning to realize is that I'm not helping anyone--least of all, myself--by running around with a microscope trying to figure out Why All The Things Happen. I mean, I don't just do this with bad things. I microscope the crap out of everything. I examine and process and try to figure out how it all fits in the Grand Scheme....READ MORE AT DEEPER STORY.