I feel the need to let some things off my chest. On this blog, I generally try to have a positive and upbeat space. I have mentioned before that there's too much sadness in the world, and I'd rather just be happy-go-lucky here. I have also mentioned before that I typically don't like to watch news because of aforementioned bad news. Sometimes a news story will hit me so hard that I'm in tears while watching. For that reason, I would rather have my happy space here and not think about the issues of the world.
But it is getting harder and harder every day. I can imagine God in heaven lamenting over this world he created. There is so much hatred, tragedy, prejudice EVERYWHERE! In Nigeria, there's Boko Haram - even though half the country pretends they don't exist. In the Middle East, ISIS is terrorizing and slaughtering people in the name of religion that they don't even practice! In the US, black people are being killed for no apparent wrongdoings, and now the police attacks in retaliation are growing.
WHEN WILL IT STOP?! WHEN WILL IT END?! Do we need another Noah's Ark flood to reset the world? How can someone as a human being take someone else's life?! I feel bad if I litter and people are killing others without a conscience!!!
My heart is heavy. If the entire earth had a soul, I imagine it would be rolling in anguish. I'm at a loss. I don't know what can be done to stop the violence.
All I can say or hope is that we do what we can to show love. Love your neighbor. Love your enemy. Just show love however you can. Be a light in the middle of the darkness that's trying to overwhelm the world.