When God Weeps…


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This weekend another eleven innocent lives were taken at a Jewish Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We feel shocked and saddened by another act of senseless violence committed by a person filled with hatred. We seek for answers and we find none. We want to blame someone and so we lash out at whoever we feel is responsible for this terrible crime.

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Regardless of who we think is responsible, or what laws we think have allowed this tragedy to happen, we all must look deep inside of our own hearts. If we want the hatred and division to stop in our society, we must take an inventory of ourselves and start there.

Haters hate because they want to. They don’t need any help hating, they just need someone to hate. They will find an outlet for their hate and it will make them feel justified in their hearts. We all have to ask ourselves if we are becoming part of the problem of hatred and division in this country.

No matter where we are on the political spectrum, are we being sucked into a culture of anger and hatred? Do we feel justified in allowing ourselves to demonize those of another political or religious persuasion? Have we been manipulated by the pundits to view others as enemies instead of people with differing opinions or beliefs?

Each of must examine our own hearts. None of us are justified in hating others because of the color of their skin or because of their religious or political affiliation. We must take a few steps back and reject rhetoric when we hear others trying to divide us and keep us apart from each other.

Let’s all stop becoming part of the problem and become part of the solution.

“If you take away the yoke from your midst,

the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,

If you extend your soul to the hungry,

And satisfy the afflicted soul,

Then your light shall dawn in the darkness,

And your darkness shall be as the noonday.”

Isaiah 58: 9 – 10 (NKJV)

25 thoughts on “When God Weeps…

  1. My father taught me that people tend to fear those they do not understand and to hate those they fear. Hatred has never gone away, but it has become less socially marginal during the last few years. It may have even become mainstream and “normal.”

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  2. Amen and may God comfort all who are suffering. When I heard of this I literally felt nauseous. You are so right. Justice begins in us. If we are looking outside ourselves we are misdirected.

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  3. I think there is a worldwide bankruptcy of values that starts at crucial points in our lives: education, culture, employment, respect for differences, etc. and the absence of a great leader (in each country) capable of channeling energy for all. by the obvious, that the tools made available by technology are part of the group that forms and sows hatred, intolerance, and contempt for life. I believe that yes, to begin within each one of us the transformation in a better world, with faith, hope and love.

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  4. A pertinent post dear Valerie! The first murder committed was a brother who killed his own brother. There were no guns. To this day millions and millions have been murdered throughout history. Sadly, it will not stop because hatred is in the human heart and we need God’s Love and His Truth to see us free: free to do His will, to love one another, to do unto others as we want them to do to us.

    Tragic as this is, thousands of unborn babies have been killed since this horrific violence on Saturday. In the USA alone, there are 3,000 abortions a day. Shocking!

    Isaiah 59:7 King James

    7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

    My daily prayer … “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

    Beloved, let us love one another!

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