The Miracle We Need
As I watch the ongoing footage of the aggression in the Middle East I become more indescribably sad each day. I feel riddled with guilt and shame. I'm overwhelmed by the stark absence of compassion and empathy for fellow humans. That this conflict and all others like it occur at all is a horrifying indictment of humanity. I can't let myself believe that some wake up and just decide to indiscriminately eliminate other human beings. I can't.
Over and over again in a modern age where we most certainly should have figured this all out by now, we seem still to struggle with the importance of respecting fellow human beings and the necessary imperative to preserve all human life, no matter our differences. We must learn how to respect each other. How after all these years of human existence are there people who would justify the death of other innocent people, and especially children in the name of their "cause?"
“There are miracles and glory in every child. Our glory lies in empowering them to flourish their glory.”
― Amit Ray
Every child forced to experience the horror of armed aggression will carry the trauma they experience onto the next generation. We can't sustain this. Hatred breeds hatred. When typically moral and ethical people begin to justify egregious disrespect for human life in the name of their beliefs or causes, there is no good direction to go further. The lack of empathy at the root of this cold disregard stops me in my tracks. We have to do things differently, but who will start?