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Friday, July 20, 2012

Hostages of the Madness

While I'm sitting here writing tonight, I know that the pearly gates have swung wide, and the golden streets of heaven are populated by a few more sweet souls than this time yesterday evening.  I am in deep and prayerful thought for those people in Aurora, Colorado; the families, friends and loved ones of those hurt or killed.  People all over the United States today have taken the time to hug their children a little longer, kissed their spouses a little more endearingly, and were just generally more thoughtful of others today - you know, the way we are all supposed to behave to one another.

I've spoken to a few people about it, and they say that they do not want to go out anymore, don't want to see movies anymore, and so on and that's just madness.

We should not put our lives on hold because of a misguided and perhaps mentally ill individual that cannot distinguish reality from fantasy.  He's not the first sick person to terrorize the world and he certainly won't be the last.

Instead, we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and get back on the horse - and we refuse to be a hostage to the madness.