I didn’t have cable or t.v. so I didn’t watch the news. I read, planned new blog posts with the hope that I would eventually get to them, made mental notes to apologize for not commenting as often as I would like, on my beloved blogging community’s posts, but mostly, I was unpacking. Lots of boxes, not a lot of space. New home, new energy and much exploring. A new post about our move is on its way.
Then I saw it, last evening, when I turned finally turned on the t.v. Nine killed in a church.
A twenty-one year old sat inside a sacred place, watched and waited. When. I ask. when will it be enough? when will gun laws change? when will we accept that a lack of care for mental health patients needs to be addressed, so those that need help will receive it, not explode at innocent worshipers, school children, shoppers at a mall or at movie theaters. How do we come together as a community and what is our responsibility in protecting humanity from committing atrocities against each other?
I found this quote as I sat searching for answers to what has become an all too common occurrence in our country today.