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When Words Of Comfort Don’t Seem To Be Enough

Just some thoughts on this dreary, cold day.

It is hard when loved ones die from disease or old age. It is horrible when loved ones die from an accident. It is devastating when loved ones are killed by others.   Those left behind always seem to have a feeling of guilt, but that’s mainly from being helpless. I’ve said on this blog many times that death does not discriminate. It doesn’t care about age, gender, or the color of skin.   Money might buy medical care to extend life, but it cannot bribe death when the time comes.  That sense of helplessness runs deep.

When loved ones are killed, people look to the justice system. The only comfort that comes from that is the sense of juries and judges acknowledging right from wrong. However, what juries hear and see is painted by their own hearts and minds.  People are not computers programmed to process data without bias.

There are times when there are no words sufficient in bringing comfort to the hurting, to those who have lost loved ones, the ill, the tired. There are times when I feel that there must be more – something I can do, and not merely say. If I had the power of resurrection, I would walk through the hospitals, the morgue, the graveyards, calling out names and saying, “Come forth.”

Today, because I feel that there are no words sufficient to directly comfort the living, I will address their loved ones who have gone on. Read the rest of this entry

Out of Dreams Nightmares

A Test – Guns Are For …

A person who is a committed advocate for equal justice for all, tweeted out the article posted here about Hunter Pedersen, the 11-year old who was killed. Shannon was attacked on Twitter by gun activists. They completely miss the point. This is not about anyone’s right to own guns.

I highly admire those able to debate in 140 characters or less on Twitter. I don’t.  The “activists” who deflected from the point of the article have not come here to debate their position because what they are tweeting to Shannon has absolutely nothing to do with what happened to Hunter Pedersen.

In that situation, we have a dead child and a hurting family. Hunter is no longer with them, but the devastation of his family lives on. The situation calls for compassion, and for justice. Read the rest of this entry

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