Between Two Evils

“Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.” ―Walt Disney Company

December 14, 2012 – Love failed… Yet, again. The impact of what happened to Newtown, Connecticut USA vibrated not only in America, but all over the world. It can happen anywhere. Particularly, in our own homes. I was so sad watching every news feed from CNN, I can’t and will never, understand such evil, such hatred, and such magnitude of love’s failure. Too much said by now about guns, the loss incomparable, the heroism of teachers, the school, the mourning… And the gunman’s life. I keep asking myself, why is this happening, over and over again? The most difficult question of all… WHY? And it seems the perpetrators of such crimes were always young people, smart young men as what the news gathered from their previous schools, and former classmates. Is it really because, it’s easier to buy ammunition these days, or is it because we failed as human beings to love each other? Sadly, compassion may have started to be a forgotten word in our vocabulary… I know, it’s just so easy to point fingers to others and start the blame-game. Enough of that. It’ll not help our society heal, in any way.

Parents, we love you, and we acknowledge your hard work. We know how hard it is for you to provide for everything the family needs. Please go home to your family when your children are still up, embrace them, tell them you love them, secure their insecurities by just being there for them. Just be there… Just be there when your children need you most.

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” ―Mother Teresa

 

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