Monday, March 5, 2012
I had a completely different post planned for today, a crafty sort of thing that I've been working on but it doesn't seem to feel right at the moment.
There is a huge swath of pain and misery across this country of ours right now. The devastation of the tornadoes and the school shootings is beyond anything I can imagine, even in my crazy little head. The sorrow, the shock, the fear of all those affected. The wonder, the cries, the vows to rebuild and carry on in the voices of their story. And yet I have to hear 'why?' Not how did this happen, as every weatherman on Earth has descended on these little towns, but the why? WHY?
When things like this happen I so often get caught up in the 'why?' Why this one and not that one, why this home this school this town? Why this child? And it always comes back to one thing...there is no answer...none that we will ever know on this Earth. And that shakes me to my core, and it rattles my faith and that makes me anxious and I start waiting, waiting, waiting for the next thing to happen and then I forget to live.
That is when I pray. You see, I don't believe that praying has to be about believing (although I do) in something bigger than all of us. Call it what you may or may not. To me praying is about community. About sending a positive, healing, comforting, caring thought out into the world. Will others hear it? Probably not, BUT they will 'feel' it. Positive energy directed towards someone in need has to have a positive effect. It must, it simply must.
So please, for this moment, this space in time, now, keep a good thought, a healing thought, a comforting thought, a prayer for each and every one of us that is hurting and asking why. but especially for those in that swath of misery and the path of the bullet.
take care friends, be kind, be safe, be healed. you enough.