Evil looks like it’s winning…but it’s not.
Hatred looks like it’s winning…but it’s not.
Injustice looks like it’s winning…but it’s not.
Greed looks like it’s winning…but it’s not.
Stupidity looks like it’s winning…but it’s not.
Deception looks like it’s winning…but it’s not.
Every act has its consequences! You can’t run away from it!
Once again we find our news feed plastered with yet another day of horrors coming on the heels of what turned out to be a crazy week of senselessness. You know, growing up, the church was a sacred place where you couldn’t even say a cuss word or smoke a cigarette on the church grounds. That was considered sacrilegious. Nowadays, sacredness isn’t respected as it once was, whether you are a member of that house of worship or not.
The attacks on places of worship are simply incomprehensible to me. When my hometown of Charleston, South Carolina experienced the mass shooting at Mother Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015, so many compassionate people were supportive of our community and city. Yes, this was personal.
To think that hatred is behind yet another attack is shocking, sad and truly unthinkable. My sadness cannot be expressed enough for the 11 congregants who were brutally murdered during the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning. I will not go into a long commentary about this senselessness because no amount of words could express the hurt, grief, anger, and pain that is meandering throughout broken hearts in this country and around the world.
In solidarity, let us take a few moments right now, even if you have done so already, to pray for the families of every victim, their friends, neighbors and global community affected by this heinous crime.
Hatred and intolerance may speak loud, but LOVE, HOPE, and UNITY speak much LOUDER!