We need to do better. We need to be better.
The shooting in Orlando has raised a lot of questions on different issues and has opened us to a new reality; there is a lot of hate in the world.
It’s hate that makes a person think that he can murder 50 people in cold blood and not blink an eye.
It is hate that makes a person think the act is justified because of the sexual orientation of the victims.
It is hate that blinds out humanity and promotes intolerance.
Say what you want – there is no need for it. You believe what you believe and that’s fine. It’s OK to have a set of principles to live by but throwing stones will not make anyone see things from your point of view. Constant social media rants will not help your cause my friend. It has never helped anyone.
You see, the thing with hate is that it takes root and breeds more hate. In the twinkle of an eye, a community is made non existent with the help of a gun or a suicide vest.
Boko Haram. ISIS. The Orlando Shooting. The foundation is hate.
So what’s it going to be? Are we going to do better and be better? There is only one way from here.
Rise above the hate.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 -1968)