“In this world you will have trouble”

Several years ago while on leave from the military visiting family, I was one of the first people to come upon a terrible automobile accident.

Two people (a husband and wife) died – they were thrown from the vehicle. Two people (a brother and sister) in another vehicle were injured. The brother was trapped in the vehicle.

Although my military experience and training kicked in and I did what I could to help, the screams, cries, and the memory of bodies on the road and in the ditch still bothers me some today.

I’ve asked several times why that tragedy had to happen.

When I read that Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel and General Manager Scott Pioli witnessed Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher shoot himself in the parking lot of the Chiefs’ practice facility on Saturday, my heart ached for them.  Continue reading