I was shocked and appalled when I first heard the news yesterday that some sick, twisted soul had vandalized our beautiful Botanic Gardens.

I struggle to understand the thinking and motive behind such mindless destruction. After all, what possibly could cause someone to have the desire to destroy God's amazing beauty and grace.

It is rare, these days, that something in the news brings tears to my eyes, but this senseless act, certainly does. Hopefully, the person who did this will turn themselves in or at very least seek professional help.