Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
This is a time for us all to pray, not pass around collective high-fives.
So a criminal is punished? Is that a good thing? Jerry Sandusky is a human being like the rest of us, and while he made a despicable mistake a million times over, we know that his own soul is equally being punished with guilt. Do we honestly believe that God has no power to confront the most heinously guilty with guilt and remorse and fear of eternal retribution? Murderers, rapists, child molesters, all of these folks sometime vaunt and brag with swagger as if they weren't in anyway remorseful, but this may just be theatrics. God knows the heart, even of the guilty, if anything especially of them. Why else would Christ as us to visit those in prison, and further, say when we neglect these we neglect him?
Further, we need to pray for the victims, whose pain will be as eternal as the guilt as those who committed the crime. The pain is real, and it stings the core of peoples' very being for ages. Many folks grapple with a lack of Faith in humanity, in God, in themselves, because of these experiences. They need Grace all the more.
What also of the community at large? These kinds of crimes wreak havoc in the community, filling it with a blend of shame and doubt, fear and anxiety, guilt and anger.
In other words, just arresting the bad guy does not solve the problem, if anything it accentuates the complexity of the matter. We should be in prayer about these issues, constantly, fervently, without ceasing.
If we ever have anything to say, even about guys like Sandusky, it should be "Lord Have His mercy."
What did the Archangel Michael say to Satan himself? Not a scathing condemnation (which surely Satan deserves/deserved) but rather "May the Lord rebuke you."
Powerful sentiments we should emulate to cool the fears and anger of our own hearts.