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As I head off for another busy day of work, CNN awakened me with another senseless story of loss of life – the tragedy in the Lafayette movie theater. 

 Again I wonder, how can we as a society get a handle on these types of cruel and needless shootings? 

  
More: (http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/01/01/police-shootings-deaths-michael-brown-eric-garner-editorials-debates/21169119/)

  Aurora, Newtown, Charlotte, Tucson, Chattanooga… just to remember so very few of the many shooting tragedies.

Just last night I was wondering why the recent death of Sandra Bland and the apparent police brutality against her for a simple traffic violation was _not_ met with protests and posters demanding justice and peace (as some the most recent tragic deaths as a result of contact with police have been)?  

 Three days in jail? Suicide? Homicide? This was yet another Black American who was mistreated by police … ending in loss of life. 

Yes, Black lives matter!  

 Yes. _All_ lives matter. 

  
So, how do citizens choose _which_ cities will “burn” for the injustices, and which cities will rather instead simmer in quiet riot? And most of us are shaking our heads wondering… will we see the next situation boil over in America?

Further I continue to wonder… Why has their been more vitriol and outrage over the death of “Cecil the Lion” than any of the humans involved in the above tragedies? Boiling point? I’m at it.

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“On the surface not a ripple
Undercurrent wages war.
Quiet in the sanctuary
Sin is crouching at my door.
How can I be so prone to wander?
So prone to leave You?
So prone to die?
And how can You be so full of mercy?
You race to meet me and
bring be back to life.
I wake to find my soul in fragments,
Given to a thousand loves.
But only One will have no rival…
Hangs to heal me, spills His blood.
Curse-reversing Day of Jesus,
When You finally seize my soul…

Freedom from myself will be
The sweetest rest I’ve ever known.”
(Chris Rice)

I have yet to find the above song online, I have it on CD in my car presently. I hope to be able to post it… for it is simply beautiful!

Until then, below is an equally moving song, along the similar theme…


“He has formed me from the dust and to dust I shall return. He has made me in His light and to light I shall return. And I’ll be free at last… to lay it all down… and the sun will never rise again, for He will be my light. My heart will never, never, never break His heart again.” (2nd Chapter of Acts)

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