At first I was shocked by His apparently short, crude retort. Why didn't Jesus even sympathize with the victims??? Then it hit me. He didn't get sidetracked, and said what needed to be said, not what grieving, emotional people WANT to hear : This is a fallen world; tragedies occur, people who don't deserve to die and didn't contribute in any way to their horrible deaths often do. Life is often ugly and sometimes too short. Repent. Now. Something terrible like this could happen to you, too. I don't like His answer, but must admit it was the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.