I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Saturday, December 15, 2012

God save us. You're the only one who can.

I haven't turned on the TV or radio, and I'm not clicking on any articles. But I know what has happened. It's all over everybody's statuses, tweets, and in the headlines, but for the sake of my health I am keeping myself away from images and horrific details. Stress and grief are dangerous HKPP triggers, due to adrenaline release, so I have no choice but to stay calm even though what I really want to do is cry hard and beat the hell out of something.

I can't believe I exist on a planet where some innocent children are born and raised in love while others are traumatized and brutally murdered. It is beyond my feeble mind to grasp that this is life as we know it. This is not a reality that I can accept. This is not a world I want to live in.

What I would give for humanity to be more transparent, so we could see when someone has evil intentions, and rid the world of them before they destroy the lives of others. If only we could know, so we could protect our precious loved ones from unspeakable acts such as these.

Lord, be near.