In a beyond-disturbing development in the case of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu's murder (in Tracy, California), Sandra's playmate's mother has been arrested. It's unbelievable!
We ask, "What mother would do this?" Add insult to injury because not only was she a trusted parent, but she was also a Sunday school teacher. The press has made a lot of noise about this. Why? Because we trust other mothers to protect our children. And we certainly trust the Sunday school teachers in children's ministry to protect our children in the name of God.
When either of those instincts break down–to protect and nurture as a mother or to represent God's love as a Sunday school teacher, our entire society finds it even more horrific.
Our prayers go out to Sandra's grieving family today. And to a shocked and disbelieving Huckaby family as well.