As part of my recent blog entries I have been peeling back the onion of some of the issues that are really hitting the hearts of Americans these days. Part of having the right outlook on this is to get into the shoes of those who are expressing their feelings on the issue. All sides, not just a favorite point of view. Skip the professional rabble rousers and looters, but hear the heart fueled messages of those upset, enraged, hurt, confused, and concerned. These voices are not popular and not always heard.
Last night LeBron James wore a “I can’t breathe” T shirt before the Cavs game. In the press time he said it was not for a stance but to align himself up with the family that is grieving.
Behind all the victims and shooters are families and people who are now thrown into a world where they did not expect to go to or live in. The sad fact is that they can’t leave. This goes for all sides affected by the encounter.
Right now America is hurting. Not just for these incidents, but for many other symptoms and causes to problems that are just not getting attention from those who can help. Honestly the money is not there for their interests. That is sad. It is also an abomination.
America is on fire on both ends. Those who cannot afford to be burnt are waiting in the middle for someone to put the fire out. Washington is fiddling while the smoke rises. America is hurting. Not everywhere, but in enough places that it is starting to become more than news.
Maybe we can’t breathe as well because the smoke is choking us. Maybe.
There is a way forward and a way out. That is the American way. Our country has been there before, and its by the hands and hearts of good people like you and I that the real work gets done.
Lets go. But be careful, because it’s on fire on both ends.