Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Lions and Lambs

I'm not trying to write a scholarly thesis on the subject of good and evil here. Try to keep in mind, these are just random thoughts I'm stringing together in a way that might make some sort of sense.
 
On my first day back at work after my vacation, I was quickly reminded that people exist in this world who care very little about human life.
 
 
The wall in the photo above is part of a church. Members of the church confronted a female who was tagging the wall.
 
 
Suspects got out of a nearby car and opened fire on the church members. One man was killed. Police are still searching for the suspects.
 
 
I learned about all of this at a press conference held on the sidewalk outside of the church.
 
 
My station had a crew in the area most of the day, well into the night.
 
 
It's frustrating to know that there really isn't a solution to this sort of violence. Well, at least I don't believe there's any sort of permanent solution.
 
 
There have always been people who will take advantage of those who choose a non-violent path in life. That's the easy way. As long as you have the advantage in strength (physical or through weapons), you can choose to take from others.
 
There's always going to be people who choose the easy way.
 
 
It might seem like i'm down on society, but i'm not. Criminals get caught and they suffer the consequences for their actions. Not as often as I'd like, but it's not a war to be won. It's a war that we fight.
 
 
The important thing is to never give in.
 
 
We're not all soldiers who take up arms. We also fight by being those who have faith in the laws of our society. We also fight by being those who simply live without taking from others.
 
Sure, I always want more justice in the world. We can work on that. In the meantime, I'm content to live in a world of people of faith.
 


1 comment:

#167 Dad said...

Well said, Mr. Frank.