Terrorist savages have struck Europe again, claiming another life in a seemingly endless tide of violence.
It is horrific. Indeed, it is especially horrific – a Catholic priest had his throat cut in the middle of Mass.
But attack after attack strains everybody’s ability to respond with the levels of emotion such atrocities demand.
Earlier today a doctor was shot dead by a patient in a German clinic, but attention was dragged elsewhere by events in Normandy almost immediately.
In the previous week in Germany alone there has been a fatal machete attack, an axe attack on a train, a suicide bombing and a shooting rampage in a shopping mall.
It is twelve days since crazed trucker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel mowed down 84 people – ten of them children – in Nice.