On Universal Pain

Where did we get this idea that we can tell people how and where the hurt is greatest? Belgium was attacked. Turkey was attacked. There are countries in Africa that are suffering. People in the US are struggling. There are pockets of pain and sadness but there are also 7 billion people on this planet for a reason – so that we can cover the pain with love. We will not all rally to one hurt, but we can acknowledge them without claiming that we must acknowledge them all just to prove how much we care. That’s not how humanity works. It’s fallible and imperfect and ugly sometimes. Pray for peace for everyone and if some pray for Belgium or for Turkey and not for both, I say it’s still a victory for love. 

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