Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Day of Silence

I'm not really not feeling like posting today. Yesterday was filled with much sadness and too much talk about the political third rail of gun control.

As I viewed the various news broadcasts, listened on the radio and read on the internet, I was surprised at how often the tears just seemed to fall from my eyes. There was no sobbing or heart wrenching emotional feelings, just tears.

A talk with a young boy about eternity was more significant than such a conversation usually is. Viewing kids at our church's live nativity was more welcome on a night after a day like yesterday. Even switching from the various TV programs covering the horrific, violent events of the day to the more civilized violence of the UFC seemed to provide some relief from the day's news.

I know that there will be little that can offer a moment of solace for many families. There will be far too many reminders of the kids that are no longer with them; clothes that are unwashed, toys that are out, scout meetings and practices that normally fill their schedules, Christmas presents that will need to be returned.

For most of us today, life goes on. For those close to the murders of yesterday, life will stand still. And even though I feel sad for them, today I won't watch, listen to, nor read of the sadness of yesterday or the debate on guns, gun control and gun violence.

You can call me a coward, say I'm burying my head in the sand or that I just don't care. I don't think that any of those things are true. I just don't want focus on something so sad--at least not for today.

Count your blessings, love your kids, be an encouragement.

John <><

1 comment:

Mike said...

At least today is Saturday and the TV stations won't cancel any of their prepaid programming for this.