Thursday, April 18, 2013
The letter P
In light of everything going on in the nation the last couple of days, I think today's P word should be positive, as in "staying positive" in times of trouble.
Sometimes events that happen can really make us sad, and disappointed, and just questioning what is going on in the world. First, the Boston Marathon bombings, then the Waco, Texas fertilizer blast and inferno, and last (but certainly not least) the failure of our US Senate to pass a law on better gun owner background checks.
It's a scary world out there. Some things happen without any notice, and innocent people are hurt and killed. It's hard to understand why, and it's hard to get into the minds of those who think so very differently.
But, it's important to stay positive! We must turn tragedy into a way to express love and to open our hearts for those who suffer. How? First PRAY (another great P word), and then we must not sit idly by. God said to be compassionate and to help the poor and the suffering.
So, give to the Red Cross for the Texas families displaced. Donate to causes that will help those with medical needs. Write, email, or call your senator and let them know they are not doing what you want them to do. It's actually quite easy now that we have internet sites and email addresses.
Be positive! Don't just complain but then do nothing. Take action. if you want to help or see a change then you got to do something!