For us our fangirling here is all about the fun and laughter of enjoying Alex with others, but today I want to just step away for a minute and touch on the hurt that we feel around the world when innocent lives are lost in so many places and so frequently these days. And maybe to reflect on our own part in it all ……
“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
An interesting thought when we see how people commit violent crimes against fellow humans, AND how people react to it …….
Are any of us all innocent and others all evil? What turns innocence into violence and into disregard for the lives and freedom of others? And where do we stop the cycle of terror?
We as individuals can only start by treating those fellow humans that we encounter in a day, with love and respect. From there we have to wait for the ripple effect to influence the world …..
With today’s social media that have people communicate from around the world on a constant basis, we should be able to do that more easily ….. or to spread the hate that much quicker. It is the choice of each individual to be part of the solution, or part of the problem.
Prayers for peace can only help, if we act on them with kindness.