A Ramble About Violence

As we all know the world is a violent place. So much of it is not fighting but something else. There is economic, political, environmental, ecological, social and spiritual violence that does as much harm you can’t see. It’s truly troubling what humans do to each other and to nature.

People have such promise for peace and they have the ability for unreal violence too. All this is senseless tragedy that doesn’t have to happen if we are intentional about pursuing peace, understanding and reconciliation.

How we treat our fellow man and the planet says a lot about us. We can do better. All of us can.

Be kind to the world around you. Peace begins with all of us.

Deaths In America – Terrorism vs. Gun Violence

This graph is astonishing and sad at the same time. Something needs to be done about gun violence in our country. The terror at home is a serious problem. I get that citizens have the right to bear arms but I am not sure the founding fathers could have envisioned people with their own private arsenal. We live in such a wild west place now that it is truly scary.