Friday, July 08, 2016

Energy

Energy can be transferred from one to another.
Energy comes in many forms.
Energy is never created or destroyed.

Hate is energy. Hate can be transferred from one to another.
Hate comes in many forms.
Hate can never be destroyed.

But so is love. Love can be transferred from one to another.
Love comes in many forms.
Love can never be destroyed.

Love can never be destroyed. This is what I cling to.


I don't have words for the violence that has occurred in the past year, in the past few days. I don't have the capacity to understand what causes this. People fear, people hate; people break. We cannot allow this to break us.

I don't have the answers for any of it, either. Is it guns? Hatred? Ignorance? Mental health? I cry for every life lost. For every man, woman, child who dies unnecessarily. I speak your name with a prayer raised high that your loss not be in vain.

This is not who we are. This is not what our country is, if you're religious, this is not what God wants.

Life is important. ALL of it. I spoke to a young black man and I wanted to hug him like his mother would, assure him that he matters. My words fail me, they feel small and unimportant. I want him to grow strong and sure of his place in this world, not live in fear of what it might hold, the hope I hold for my own children.

We have to make this better for our children.

Hate is energy. Love is energy. Hate grows best in isolation from others. Love grows best in fellowship with others.

Energy is never created or destroyed; but energy can be converted.

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