By Phil Mikan
Editor's Note: Phil Mikan is a career radio personality and lifetime resident of Connecticut, he is also my very good friend. Currently he hosts The Phil Mikan Show M-F on WMRD 1150 AM / WLIS 1420 AM in central part of the state. Following is a reflection on the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT which is a short distance from Mikan's home. This article has also been posted on his blog, Point to Ponder http://blog.philmikan.com/.
Any of you who have followed a ”Point to Ponder” will understand I have a firm belief in the mercy and miracles of God… So this has been a devastating time for me, one of reflection and prayer. The damaging of the innocence of our society, our children, is one topic we as adults have a real problem handling. We cannot imagine anyone intentionally harming a child, ours or anyone else’s. It does not compute.
We during this season of joy and the festival of Christ’s light do all we can to make our children hold on to their belief in the magic of this world… We Create and advocate their belief in Santa Clause a mystical figure who rewards them for goodness and obedience. We try and make magic and miracles real. We wrap them in our love and protection. They bring us joy and let us view the world through the eyes of innocence and wonder.These last few days have made us realize we are helpless to predict the way we can protect them…We can’t, we need help. We need to find out what can make a young man go so berserk… that nothing is dear, sacred or held harmless. Before we go and do anything we must explore the life, mind and experiences of a twenty year old that could harm the innocent as he did. How can someone not feel the joy and love of the innocence in an elementary kindergarten …Was it the Games he played. The people he worked for… the school training… Was he abused as a child …This time we must truly investigate this perpetrator of our misery and dreadful sorrow; we must find out… we must… we must… enough of blaming whatever is easy… This is truly the work of great evil, please God Bless and protect our children… from this evil.