I was invited by the lovely blogger Stephanie Ortez (thank you), of Collected Essays of The Anxious Mind to participate in the 3 day Quote Challenge on the theme of sadness.
I have chosen not to write about the recent tragic events and massacres unfolding on a global scale, but to look back and reexamine where we have been. To ponder how many mountaintop peaks and ocean depths there are separating and dividing us.
How do we find our way back to respect and basic human kindness?
By Jacqueline Cioffa
And a universal ‘omni for everyone’ God is great
He / she is grand, selfless, caring, humane
The destruction comes at the hands of so few
Who knew not love
Only anger and hate
And so many millions of hearts hang heavy
In this time of unending sorrow for so many lost lives
Yet I breathe a half breath of hope towards mankind
It lies in the children their fear and our strength to give comfort
And I am not afraid to cry because I can show love
And weep for my brothers and sisters
Tolerance must rule
“It’s unpopular to take a strong stand on anything (these days) except tolerance.” – John Piper
Post three consecutive days.
You can pick one or three quotes per day.
Challenge three different bloggers per day.
While I’m honored to participate, I’m choosing not to challenge another blogger. These are highly sensitive times, where privacy and time to process personally is critical. If however there is a blogger (or two) who would like to join in and accept the challenge please do so on my behalf.