Reflecting After the Las Vegas Shooting: Stop the HATE, Remember the LOVE by Gina Pomering
It's so hard to concentrate today. Not because I don't have anything to do, but because my thoughts are consumed by sadness for all those people in Las Vegas and their families that are forever changed. Hate can't win, it can't. I think we just saw the devil on Earth and we can choose to watch him devour our world or we can fight back.
Are we so consumed with our own lives that God is trying to show us we need to come together and stop fighting amongst ourselves? We need to realize we are all one and the more we let hate divide us into these smaller groups the easier it is to defeat us. No matter what you believe, who you follow – hate, the devil, evil whatever you call it – it doesn't discriminate. And as a society we are so much better united and being the helpers than fighting amongst each other.
Of all the tragedies we have lived through – 9/11, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, mass shootings, terrorism – each time you think, why? In the end, what you remember is how everyone banded together to help one another. To pick each other up and help. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we didn't have to go through the unimaginable to see the value in one another? Stop the hate. Remember the LOVE!