A Tragedy for Our Entire Country

Gabrielle Giffords, Sandy's congressman in Tucson

Good Morning, God!

Oh, such PAIN and ANGER and SORROW yesterday morning when I came home from the Farmers’ Market and Kit told me that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords had been SHOT. We thought she had been killed.

This is Sandy’s congresswoman. I had seen the campaign signs when I was visiting in October. I knew I would have voted for her when I saw the signs against her. They alternated between blaming her for “Obamacare” and then accusing her of CUTTING MEDICARE.

Sarah Palin had her as one of the TARGETED districts — putting the district in the CROSS HAIRS of a gun scope. Her challenger had a fund raiser that invited people to shoot a fully loaded M-16 rifle. The Pima County Sheriff, Clarence Dupnik, was quoted in this morning’s paper, as saying “The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous. And unfortunately, Arizona, I think, has become the capital.” Unstable folks are “activated” by Hate Talk.

Actions begin with words. God. And words begin in our hearts. And ALL of our HEARTS need cleansing. I FELT ENOUGH ANGER TO WANT TO STRIKE BACK. And You revealed to me, once again, that MY HEART could HATE just as much as the hearts of those folks I deplore. Only, YOU did pull me back. You had me call Sandy to PRAY — to pray for Gabby’s recovery — even though half the reports said she was dead. And to pray for all those hurting, frustrated folks who forget that we are ALL AMERICANS, all HUMAN.

Sigh, People who Hate WANT others to hate, too. That is the purpose of evil — to spread itself! Please help us to PRAY FOR our enemies.

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One comment on “A Tragedy for Our Entire Country
  1. We are taught to LOVE over and over again. We are also taught to hate. We, all of us do not do anything about it. I am one of those people now, however, I was able to turn some of the hate in my patients into love. So ofter we do not know what others are thinking or saying much less doing.

    If I were young again I think God would push me to work in a public school and organize a number of mothers to come together and ask one school where they most need our energy and input.

    I am afraid God, that hate will grow all over the United States when schools are closed because of lack of money. If I were young again I think I would raise the alarm and do something about it. If those of us who know something about peace, quiet, the need for individuality and respect for all of those, then what will happen?

    Perhaps, it was you God who got me to go back to school and work on the creation of a site for the history of art and architecture. I pray for Gabriell to recover fully so that her voice will be head across the land.

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