Michael Brown is dead because of the negligence of those responsible for his upbringing and his own bad choices. When national celebrities fail to deal with those root causes and make a victim out of a violent perpetrator, it’s a bad lesson for our youth.
On Dec. 14, Americans remembered the 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary whose lives were taken by a heavily armed man just two years ago. Many will light candles and send their thoughts and prayers.
This is a wonderfully generous time of the year – a time when people share their wealth with a cause close to their hearts. This holiday season, we ask you consider supporting a local organization worthy of such a gift – CASA of the Heartland.
You would think that we Americans would have learned something about the use of deception when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, without provocation or a declaration of war while pretending to talk peace.
Peace comes from within an individual and a community. In an era that promotes the use of violence to fight against those who are different from us, it’s extremely rare to see examples of forgiveness that exemplify the scripture of “forgiving those who trespass against us.”