For Sri Lanka
Bombs go off
In hotels and churches
I don’t understand why we do what we do
The day was for glory
The morning sun brightly
Shone down on each
Whatever we knew
But blasts did ring out
People did perish
Nearly three hundred
Plus five hundred more
While others left crying
Given the news
We need more love
And peace talk
Not likely soon
Going this way
So, it is
In our world filled with anger
I just don’t understand it
I wonder do you?
If you don’t either
Then let’s start do better
Loving each other
However we come
And, let’s teach our children
So they too might grow up
Loving and learning
In the meantime let’s pray
As we name those who lost lives
As much as it hurts
One at a time
And maybe then hope
Will move into action
And we’ll begin to better
Love all humankind
I’m overcome with sadness about the news of the bombings in Sri Lanka.
If you are overcome too. You are not alone.
People enjoyed holiday or religious services not knowing the unimaginable pain about to befall them.
I’m left asking the question, why? Why is there so much pain in the world? Why can’t we understand love is the answer? Why?
Have you ever thought about that? Why, is there so much bad in our world?
The truth is however, whatever you think, the only person you can ultimately control is you. The same truth goes for me.
You can share love regardless of what’s happening around you and so can I.
Again, my hope rests not in what we can’t do but in what we can – Together – Knowing I’m not alone and neither are you.
Sure, it can feel that way sometimes, maybe even often, but you’re here reading and I’m here writing. Let that be the beginning of our hope.
So, ask yourself,
Where can I bring love into an all too sad world?
How can I be more kind to myself and to others directly in front of me?
Maybe if we all do this, we can bring change one small step at a time.
What do you think? Please leave a comment and let me know.
I’d also be grateful if you’d share my words. The more people, the better. That’s how inclusive love works, right?
Wherever you are this day, I hope you’ll join me in reflection as we share this part of our journey together and remember, in the realm of justice and love,
“Love accepts you, no exceptions.”