LOVE is what matters the most...and the freedom that goes with it!Sunday, January 09, 2011
Recent tragedies in Arizona make one wonder, “What is happening to the world that we live in?” (Click HERE for the news update.)
To remind our kids that LOVE is what matters the most.
Without LOVE our lives are bankrupt – empty!
Without LOVE, there will be no laughter.
And children have a way of reminding us of what matters the most!
commitments can develop you or they can destroy you, but either way, they will
define you. Tell me what you are committed to, and I’ll tell you what you will be at
the end of the next ten years. We become whatever we are committed to. “
The recent shooting in AZ, especially the death of the nine year old who came to see the Congressman speak in order to see how our government works, led me to think more about what truly matters most. And for me, it’s LOVE.
“No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.”
- I Conrinthians 13:3b (Msg)
Please light a candle and pray for love, faith, hope, forgiveness and civility.
The political pundits on both sides started blaming one another. And I just don’t understand.
In voicing my concerns, my husband wrote this:
The compulsion among many to assign collective blame for the actions of a crazy person is a manifestation of the irrational thought process that constantly challenges human existence. Crazy people do crazy things and by definition their crazy behavior cannot be attributed to rational thought. Said simply, using the actions of a crazy person to justify one's hatred of a group is prejudice in the first order, irrational, and in poor taste.
John Hinckley, who shot Ronald Reagan, watched Taxi Driver on a continuous loop. Martin Scorsese created a movie that arguably provided the catalyst which sent Hinckley on his mission. There were many others at the time who hated Reagan. To blame the Reagan haters and Martin Scorsese for Hinckley's actions would be irrational.
Freedom of speech is the most difficult freedom to maintain because the consequences of free speech are the most visible and annoying on a daily basis. To entertain thoughts which would logically conclude in the limitation of free speech is something to be wary of.
During the period from 2003 - 2008 there were anti-Bush activists publicly calling for the execution of Bush, Cheney, and others on a daily basis. These calls were posted on HuffingtonPost, DailyKos, MoveOn, MSNBC, and other such forums. Many people who are quick to lay Gifford's shooting at the feet of Tea Party members are many of the same ones who empathized with calls for Bush's execution.