I ache for the family and friends of the two New York City police officers executed this afternoon apparently without provocation in Brooklyn.
As a nation, as a people, as a society – we must engage in compassionate and solution-focused dialogue to find common ground to improve our public safety.
Beyond race, beyond home-grown or international terrorism, beyond ideology – today we are called, again, to action.
I am weary of the Second Amendment rhetoric. I am weary of the NRA’s agenda. I am weary of the money that continues to hijack this discussion in Congress.
We are a violent people. We live in a culture of violence. Violence pervades our visions and our voices… our sights and sounds… our play and entertainment… our sarcasm and our parody.
Shame on us.
People of faith… soften your hearts and own the challenge of violence.
THIS IS OUR FAULT. WE MUST BEGIN TO ACCEPT COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT WE ARE DOING TO EACH OTHER.
I also ache for the man who killed these two officers. What horror… what agony… what hatred… what chaos perpetrates such sociopathic violence?
Let us believe and act like we have only two choices… Be are part of the solution… or… Be are part of the problem.
Where do you stand?
Peace begins inside you right now.
Making peace with myself is my number one priority!
I honor Jewish Psalm 95 and the Christian New Testament’s Letter to the Hebrews 3:7.
“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts!”