If you didn't see any news today, there was a shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and 12 people died last night at midnight. 58 more were injured. How can a person do that? I have so many questions about how and why this happened, but I want to focus on just one.
What can I do to keep this from happening again?
Am I showing the love of God in all my interactions? None of the people I have relationships with are capable of anything like this, but who knows how many people I walk by in the grocery store have thought about shooting into a crowd. I have a brief chance to make a tiny difference in their day. The next time I'm in a bad mood or want to scowl at a stranger or simply ignore them, I will try not to. Not in fear that they will shoot me, but to try to show them a little love. As my little girl grows up, I'll try to teach her to do the same. We pray with her every day at bedtime, and I always pray that she will be happy and healthy, but most of all love God. If you love God, you'll love others. Even when it's hard.
That's all I have to say about it tonight.