Because I don’t know what to say.
Police officers hug outside Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Farmers Branch, Texas, during the July 12 visitation for slain Dallas police Sgt. Michael Smith. Smith, a member of the parish, was one of five officers killed when a gunman opened fire at a July 7 protest in downtown Dallas. (CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters)
I can’t think of a thing to say that’s not inadequate. I can’t put together my thoughts in a way that would accurately express my feelings or appropriately honor the lives that have been lost. I’ve been trying, but so far I just haven’t been able to make it work.