Barack Obama may be too good a person -- too well-behaved, too self-controlled -- to be pastor to the nation like Bill Clinton was after Oklahoma City. But, in this teachable moment, he can be teacher to the nation.
Gabby is always engaging, but never polarizing, and was the least likely person to be targeted by an angry man. But she was. In the midst of tragedy and violence, I believe every Christian must ask themselves: "How am I responsible?"
We can all choose to extricate ourselves from the unwanted repetitive episodes of vile talk we're in. And expect the same from our leaders. But first we must notice that we're in such destructive patterns.