Thursday evening as I brought the dogs back through the hotel lobby after their last potty walk I saw what was happening in Dallas on the lobby television. I was shocked, especially since I was just a few miles away. At that time the story was just developing; we all know the outcome and the loss of life in that city. Several friends encountered the police escort of one of the fallen officers being returned to Corsicana on Saturday. So senseless, so sad.
Immediately people were asking what they could do to help and there were many reports of people reaching out to support the police in the work they do. Even so, protests continue throughout our nation. Honestly, I can’t sort through all of this and I certainly don’t understand any of it.
Maybe being so close to where this tragedy took place has drawn me into it in a closer way. All I can offer is that we need to love one another. We need to remember the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi: Where there is hatred, let me sow love. We need to sing along with Diana Ross: What the world needs now is love, sweet love. Above all, we need to share God’s love with those around us.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34-35 NKJV