After the tragic events, yesterday, in San Bernadino, California I think it would be prudent to take a moment before jumping to any conclusions about the whys and wherefores of what happened. Louis Nizer, an American trial lawyer in in the mid 20th century once said, "The man who points a finger at someone else should remember that three of his fingers are pointing back at himself." We can't judge others without judging ourselves, at the same time. No one is perfect. With all the craziness in the world, it would be so easy to start blaming terrorists or radicals or some other group. But this is a classic case where taking a wait-and-see attitude is best. We don't yet know why it happened and the best we can do now is to share our grief with the families of those who died, as well as with the victims who were injured. Being kind, and thinking kind thoughts, will serve us well at this time. It's the holiday season; a time where joy-to-all-the-world should be residing in our hearts...now, more than ever. Yes, we feel sadness, and probably a lot of anger, but we need to wait on all the facts before making any hasty decisions about who's to blame. Christmas is a wonderful time of year. We cherish the happy times and the memories we make with our loved ones and closest friends. As you go about the next few days, I ask you to remember the victims in Paris, Colorado, Boston, San Bernadino, and Sandy Hook. These are just of few of the many locations where devasting tragedy has struck in recent years. And after you take a moment to remember the ones we lost, focus your attention on loving and being kind to all those of us who are still here....including yourself. For as long as love prevails, we can move forward secure in the knowledge that good always triumphs over evil. Peace on Earth and Goodwill Towards all Men.
12/3/2015 01:35:00 pm
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