I’m emotional or at least that’s my excuse for these tears streaking down my face here in this very public coffee house …Silly me. I know better. I know better than to start my morning with the New York Times.
God and I have discussed this before.
It’s like breaking the fast of night with a breakfast of diet pop and donuts. Toxic news. Hopelessness. Darkness. Hate. The news is depressing, do you ever get as tired of it- as I do?
In a matter of minutes my soul soaked in; photos of striking minors who had been shot by the Police in South Africa. The story of a man who is jobless after sending out 1,600 resumes. The ongoing apostasy in Syria. And the National piece about the E.R staff at the University of Colorado Hospital, the staff that received 23 of the injured from the mass shooting in Aurora Colorado.
I’m emotional. Or maybe my hearts just leaking for this world of ours. Darkness. There’s no denying it. It exists. It spreads. Sometimes it’s even in control. Hate. There’s no denying it. I can feel it. It fills the news. And sometimes it’s in control.
I don’t want to succumb to the voice within that is whispering that none of this is my problem. I don’t want to look away and act as if all hell isn’t breaking loose. I don’t want to be so absorbed in my leaky faucet and bills that I am deluded to think that’s what my life is suppose to be about. t
Darkness is the enemy and I’m here to say that as bad as the news is- this morning here leaking emotions I’m clear that making news daily is my responsibility and its my response to all this hate and darkness.
I’m making news. Not the kind that get’s eyeballs at the checkout counter. The kind that overcomes darkness and hate…
So now, if you’ll excuse me I’m listening to my favorite preacher; BOB
And then I’m headed out to wield as much LOVE and LIGHT as I can- to do my part to overcome hate and darkness in the lives of the people I am privileged to call friends, neighbors, peers, family and strangers…
WHY NOT MAKE NEWS -
News that overcomes darkness and hate?
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