Where’s the Outrage?

January 31, 2017

Where was the outrage? Unless you were in a cave over the past week, then you are aware of the attack on the Mosque in Quebec city on Sunday.
Those things aren’t supposed to happen in Canada.  And yet they do.  And if the attack had of been against a church there would have been all kinds of outrage from the right and if the attack had of been against a gay night club there would have been all kinds of outrage from the left.  But, where was the outrage?
In the place of outrage we saw vigils happening across our country.
Vigils that said “lives matter”.  And it doesn’t matter whose life is it, it still matters.  These were men who had gathered for prayer, business men and educators, fathers, brothers and sons.  And their lives mattered.  
And when lives are taken it is wrong and it is evil, regardless of whose life is taken and regardless of who takes their lives.
And so we grieve with the Muslim community of Quebec, not because they are Muslim but because they are Canadians and across Canada we saw the outpouring of support and love for our fellow Canadians, and we grieved because we are Canadians.  And I guess I will take that over outrage.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.