As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
As national leaders, communities and individuals express their sympathy for the string of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Gilroy, California, that have hurt a loved nation; we once again come together to collectively grieve, and offer support for the lives lost. Physically and psychologically injured. When all is said and done, we don't even have to conclude, but to say / state that mass shootings are destructive. There is no rationale behind the idea of desiring to kill. Hurt. Harm. For the simple sake of it. We can condemn evil, but the difference comes when one truly seeks to do something to make a difference. Sometimes the doing begins with the public talk, to condemn - and collectively condemn. Democrats/ Republicans or even if you don't support any political side. But I wonder how much this has already been done?
The same can be said for collective mourning. Mourning does not have to belong to a particular side, but rather; to all. When a community is attacked - all hurt and grieve the same. This is why at times as sensitive as these - politics is put to the side to share each other's grief and mourning. There are truly no words that can heal, a mother who lost her child, or a child who is now without parents. The shock, horror and grief needs to be cradled with love. These attacks, attacked happiness, freedom, and ordinary humans, like you and I. We publicly outcry motives that support any kind of murder, mass destructions. And continue to pray for healing, strength, hope, love. As the victims, communities, and all those affected gather themselves and question, why?
It is with these thoughts I thank the first responders, and leaders of the communities. I also thank President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for visiting those grieving communities. And also former Presidents for speaking out. Any kind of change or gun reform happens from within....