Wednesday, March 6, 2013

First Reactions

Well, today's reflection provides disturbing images that vividly demonstrate the world in which we live today. 

A young pastor I know has an immediate response to absolutely any problem - Pray.  Then we'll figure out where to go from there.  He knows and immediately turns to his solution to the violence, and the numbness that many of us feel in response to today's violence and atrocities, sometimes committed just next door. 

Humanity is providing us with a feast of opportunity to develop a better response than we currently have.  How many of us read the news, think, 'Oh, how horrible', and then move on to the next story?  How many of us hear about a community problem, and think, 'we should do something about that', but never actually do?  How many of us complain about politicians or the government, but never actually do anything to change it? 

Perhaps it's time to find your first, immediate reaction to things like this, and make it something active.  Once again, what would Jesus do? 

What will you do?

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