I cannot begin to fathom the sickness and hatred that drives a human being to kill other innocent human beings, much less for the absurd “difference” of skin color or ethnicity.
We live in a world of so many beautiful blessings. How and why can this happen? I don’t have the answers.
What I do know is that there are two powerful forces in the world: Love and Fear.
Fear is the illusion.
And once again we have a choice.
To choose Love and spread Love.
Or to choose Fear and spread Fear.
I vividly remember the night Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. I was seven years old. I sat in front of the television late into the night of April 4, 1968 and watched the replays of his speech from the night before, where he said he’d been to the mountaintop and seen the beauty of all God’s children living in peace, while adding that he might not make it there with us.
I’m stunned that in the 21st Century such unevolved fear, hatred and ignorance still exists.
All I know to do is to continue to choose Love over Fear.
And to continue to shine a light on the darkness of hatred, racism and ignorance.
God Bless those who were killed in Charleston last night. And may comfort and peace ease the horror and pain of their families and friends.