In view of happenings all around the world, shared via news media, I have been exposed to every form of insanity possible. Lord help us if there is more. No, let me rephrase that. Lord help us!
It has been said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” I know this must be true, however; my comprehension of it has become so much more profound since I have reached a certain age. The older I become, the more I cherish life, health, love liberty and happiness. By the same token, violence seems to be in epic proportions, the stench of which, fills my nostrils. Perhaps it has been around forever and social media makes it personal by bringing it into our homes, via internet, television etc.
My eyes and ears tell me there are those who have no respect for life or any of the other things I mentioned; or those attributes I did not mention and did not do justice to, for having left them out.
There are those who kill, hoping to place fear in everyone’s heart until there is no room for goodness or love. They desire to contaminate every person’s hearts with the malignant hatred that fueled their actions, until the whole human race has been eradicated. How can one die for a reason that will not give them comfort in the grave?
We must not allow that to happen to us. Honor, and truth must be the energy that drives us, if we want a different legacy for our children.
I tell myself, “There is nothing you can do.” Then, I wonder if I too, am delusional. Surely, the profound words of Mother Teresa, “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin,” are still in effect.
What can we do as a nation, or an individual? There must be an antidote to this. We must love deeper than the hate that is spewed upon us by the fury of the insane! We must live better than those who are immersed in misery.
I do not mean in the material sense, I mean from the heart, mind, body and soul.
I want to emphatically say, “If an enemy, of any race, color, creed or nationality, should attack my household, I will protect and defend my family in any means possible, but I hope and pray, I am not driven by the same malevolent forces that seem to be running rampant. If that means my death, I can go to my grave knowing, I died for the right reasons.
I am not sure, having said all this, if I am bordering on sanity or insanity, but it’s my story and I’m sticking to it.