My wife sat with me and wept as we watched the nightmare that took place on December 14, 2012 at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. As parents of a 16 year-old son who was killed by someone who was responsible for the accident but fled the scene, we have had to live with many of the "why"questions. We can feel the pain of these parents. They now belong to a club no one wants to join. They will likely never have answers. An armed man (I refuse to use his name) dressed in fatigues shot and killed at least 26 people including 20 elementary aged kids. Parents all over the country will ask "How could such a thing happen?" I am sure the gun control advocates will come out of the woodwork as they do every time this sort of thing happens. That debate is the wrong one to have. If a mentally disturbed person is bent on killing a classroom full of kindergartners he will get whatever gun, bomb, knife or sword he needs to act out his demons. Yes, I said demons. For almost two generations now we have been debating whether or not evil exists. We have raised several generations on moral relativism. What is right and what is wrong is blurred. These demons convince the demonic ones who are lost in their own fragmented interior world in which they live, a world over which they believe they have no control, that power is identity. However, the red line of empathy and compassion has shifted. With reality TV, Facebook, social media that removes any sense of belonging, and yes, those violent video games parents buy for their kids all contribute to the fact that the line that defines the unthinkable keeps moving. Now the red line has moved to kindergartners. Surely, our mental health care system is broken and needs to be rebuilt. The system is full of holes. More importantly, the level of empathy as a society is being diminished as realty is blurred. In other words, we feel less and less for each other. Those who are violently ill can look at a classroom full of babies and not have one shred of empathy. In other words, the bar of the bizarre has moved once again. What's next? It was a college campus (Virginia Tech), a high school campus (Columbine), a movie theater in Aurora yesterday. Now it is a class room of kindergartners. This problem cannot be resolved without a heart transplant. We cannot fund it or politicize it. We cannot continue to exercise violence from the womb to the nursing home and not experience this continually shifting red line. We must return to our Judeo-Christian moral center where life and freedom is found rooted in the first three chapters of Genesis. There we will read of a Creator to Whom we are accountable. There we will read of the fall of man and sin and the need for the human race to be redeemed from that fall. Whatever happened to sin? We have laughed at it, ridiculed those who teach its reality and as a nation we have watched as the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls. We have allowed the social engineers to evacuate the American spirit of any accountability to a Holy God. Until this heart issue is addressed, sadly the red line of callous and cold blooded hate will continue to move.May God bring grace to these poor families who must now pick up the pieces and gravitate to that new level of normal.