Thats Just the Way It Is
Watching the News
While watching the evening news I was appalled at the news item of a thirty nine year old family friend who had cared for the victims grandfather killing and dismembering her nine year old daughter who he had been babysitting for. First thought was that I could not understand how anyone let alone a family friend could do something so horrible. Next I thought of the top news story last week. A young man who had been taken in and cared for by a family for several years. Their children called him uncle although he was not related. He and another came back during the day to rob the family. His best friend and his niece were the only ones home at the time. The niece a seven year old who called him uncle and his best friend were shot in the head for asking why. I am fortunate for not knowing how someone could do such a thing for that would mean I have the same mind. These stories impact us sometimes more at the holidays but any time of the year it is disturbing when we think of how awful mankind can be when we lust for things we cannot attain. Weather it be for money sex or fame I am told it is being part of the animal kingdom and is natural. Every living being kills for food sex or power and that is life. One would think that human beings are supposed to be superior to all others and we would be above it. My faith in God makes me give thanks for what I am and I thank God that I cannot understand the actions of the few who do such horrible things. May God always keep my mind in this ignorance.