The shooting attack in Pittsburgh shook me up a little and I shed tears for the families of the slain. I watched people praying for the deceased victims in an attempt to make sense of the insanity and violence. It is not necessary to pray for the victims but it does help us cope. The souls of the slain are safe in the hands of our Creator. We have but one Creator and we are all in the hands of our Creator every day and all day. He/She has many faces and speaks to everyone in different ways and at different times according to what we need to hear. Our Creator speaks to us all if we will only listen.
We are all on our own personal journey through life but we are not all on the same path. Those of us that may be on the same path may not be at the same place on that path.
One thing religions have in common is that our beliefs should be reflected in our actions and deeds.
We can not overcome HATRED with more HATRED !
However HATRED IS NOT DESERVING OF TOLERANCE !
Fighting fire with fire makes a bigger fire.
We need to fight fire with WATER.
We need to fight HATRED with LOVE !
WE SHOULD PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF THE SHOOTER !! WHY?
BECAUSE I KNOW THE VICTIMS ARE SAFELY IN THE HANDS OF :
our loving GOD
THE SHOOTER IS ALREADY IN HELL AND POISONED WITH HATE. HE WAS ALREADY IN SHEOL BEFORE HE PULLED THE TRIGGER.
WE ALL ARE ON OUR OWN PERSONAL JOURNEY. WE ARE NOT ALL HEADED FOR THE SAME DESTINATION.
WORDS ARE LIKE A HAMMER. WE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE WITH IT OR BEAT SOMEONE TO DEATH WITH IT. ALL OF US NEED TO THINK A LITTLE BEFORE WE SPEAK. THAT INCLUDES PRESIDENT TRUMP !
BUILDING BRIDGES IS BETTER
MARC DAVID BAKER @