Monday, June 13, 2016
Motivational Monday LIV
Today, like everyone else, I feel a heavy weight of sadness. For the victims of the shooting in Orlando, for my friends and family in the LGBT community, and frankly, for all of us.
I feel a sense of deja vu. My town experienced gun violence almost two years ago, and we have not recovered. We probably never will, fully.
But mostly, I feel anger. Against hatred and prejudice, and against those who act on that hatred. No matter what information unfolds over the next days and weeks, this was a hate crime by an evil person.
Will stricter gun laws solve the problem? Maybe. But I was raised with friends in law enforcement, and they've told me that bad guys will always find a way to get guns. Will greater work to identify and help those with mental illness help? I don't know.
Do we need to stop being so damn politically correct, and dig deep to get to the roots of the problems within this country? Stop talking about it, and do something? Most definitely yes.
We need to create a world where there is no room for hate. Where our hearts are filled with love. A world where we have peace, because we know that we belong to each other.
I just wish I knew where to start.
**Thanks to my friend Abbie at Grumbling Grace for sharing this quote on her IG feed yesterday.