I am working on a sweet little post about all the ways we try to get our pre-schoolers energy out during the winter months. It's cute and has happy pictures and I was having a good time combing through my winter photo albums and pulling out all of our activities.
And then I made the mistake of checking facebook for a minute and now I'm just sad and tired.
I have not been watching the news.
I have not been frequenting facebook (for the exact reason mentioned above).
I have not been checking news blogs or online newspapers.
I just don't have it in me to read about what is happening in Boston right now.
I just can't stomach it.
But above all, I cannot stand to read my newsfeed.
The newsfeed filled with battle cries for blood of the second suspect.
Why is the justice for bloodshed only more bloodshed?
Why are my 'friends' exclaiming their approval for the death of a young person (a child by some standards). By no means am I making light of what happened. It was awful and horrible and unforgivable and there is a need for justice for the city and for everyone who was affected.
But I am horrified and embarrassed to live in world where we rally together to call out for the death of another human.
I have refused to be a part of those mobs before.
And I cannot be a member of them now.
It is not in my spirit to call for the hanging of my fellow man.
It is, however, in my nature to pray for justice to be served and peace come to those that were affected.
I will finish my winter blues post some other time this weekend, because right now I need to stare at my napping babies and pray that their hearts always be filled with compassion and patience. I will send my thoughts and wishes for safety to the people working to right the wrongdoings and for the safety of everyone in the city of Boston.
I hope that while reading my post today, you found some peace yourself from the madness of the world today. Stay safe and believe in good. We must believe in each other.
An eye for an eye, makes the whole world blind.