Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Violence begets more violence

I just sent a comment to the President.  Today marks the 5-year anniversary of my son, Matthew's murder. I asked the President to please not send any troops, or launch any weapons whatsoever, into Syria. Violence only begets more violence. I get it, I can SEE now. I understand Mahatma Gandhi's quote more than ever: An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. 

 I also understand that if I had tried to harm those who killed my son; I would only be creating more violence.
 Our family’s lives have been forever changed by Matt's death. His death has caused us to continue to move forward to help others in seeing that love and forgiveness can change lives for the better.

I am not sure if the President will ever see my comment, but I had to send it because I believe it. I am praying for the millions of families who have been completely devastated by murder, genocide and the horrors of violence in this world that we live in. To see these innocent babies murdered, is beyond any of our worst nightmares.
God, guide and comfort us all
 I do know that retaliating is not going to bring our loved ones back. What is it about some of us, in which we feel the need to show "others" how powerful we are by launching our own missiles, death and destruction on the perpetrators?  It doesn't work.
 Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.Albert Einstein

 I must also say that I have seen the beauty, the peace and the love, which has come from many of these same affected families, as they have decided to allow the light and love of God to shine through the darkness. Our daughters, Briana and Tea-rae are just two examples of this.

We will continue to ask for a miracle. I love what I read on pages 66 & 67 in Marianne Williamson’s book, A Return to Love: "If we think of ourselves as beings of this world, then the laws of scarcity and death, which rule this world, will rule us. If we think of ourselves as children of God, whose real home lies in a realm of awareness beyond this world, then we will find we are under no laws but God's." 

I know that I am a child of God and I have a purpose here.


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