I’m not one to watch the news. As a matter of fact, I usually do my level best to avoid it.
It is rare indeed to catch me sitting down in front of my TV and flipping the news on.
Local news, national news, world news, matter not to me, I just don’t watch.
To some of you that may sound wrong.
I’ve heard the arguments; how do you know what’s going on in your community? How do you know what’s going on in your nation? How do you know what’s going on in your world?
People talk. Social media talks. Newspapers talk. Magazines talk.
You see, there’s no escape.
The awful hurts, tragedies, anguish, they’re never far away.
I can’t close my eyes or my heart to the hurt of this world.
It isn’t possible.
There’s more. There’s more to it than all of this. More than all of this madness.
My heart does more than bleed for all of the injustices in this world.
My heart seeks good. Seeks comfort. Seeks love.
Our society is so quickly drawn into the sensationalism of the media regardless of its form.
I love the song by Michael Jackson, Man in the Mirror.
It speaks to me of the change the world needs.
Change starts with me. Peace starts with me.
No, I, alone, cannot stop terrorists, shooters, robbers, bombers.
I’m but one small human
I have to look to the things I CAN do that will make a difference, I HAVE TO!
No matter how small, what I do makes a difference, matters, affects.