A Little Good News, Please.
April 23, 2013
I need to say from the beginning that I feel that the bombing in Boston last week was a tragedy. But, did I have to hear about it every time I turned on the television or looked at a newspaper? It is because of the news coverage of events like this that people feel the world is becoming a worse place to live with each passing year, but that is only because we gorge on bad news.
If you think that these are new problems then you slept through history class. Bad people doing bad things to innocent people has been happening since Cain decided to deal with his poor self-esteem issues by killing his brother. And people have been killing innocent people with bombs since there were bombs to kill innocent people with.
A crime of an even larger magnitude happened in Texas the same week when a company put profits above the safety of an entire town. However, I suspect the bomber in Boston will be dealt with much more harshly than executives in Texas.
Ultimately, whether people want to admit it or not, the answer is Jesus. Because Jesus is the only one who can change people so they value human lives more than hatred and more than profits. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.