What is missing from the stories about Scott Rogers is the question of whether he might have had an abusive childhood himself that would have damaged any human being.

This vital question is most important for the rest of us to explore, and we need spiritual healers and compassionate, mature, capable mental health leaders to explain to the community how those who have suffered from victimization and trauma can be healed if there is awareness and skilled help available, both in the spiritual and mental health community. Such insights can be used for good by those who have the capacity to bring healing and awareness to the community, including the untold suffering of others in our midst.

My hope is that this catastrophe that has brought so much harm to so many will shine a light so that we can shine the light of love and mending on the suffering of innocents.

Cynthia Levy

retired university professor

Baton Rouge