Thursday, March 24, 2016

I refuse to desensitize


Sticks and stones. Guns and bombs. Sitting at the dinner table talking about terrorism. What is the solution? As a momma, I want to sit down with a suicide bomber. Crazy? My heart breaks. I want to understand what makes them think they are performing god's will. We all bleed the same color.

I refuse to become desensitized.

-dana

8 comments:

beth said...

my heart breaks too... i wonder how our children will reflect on growing up in this era.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

I know. I want to fix it for them. What is the solution?

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

I know. I want to fix it for them. What is the solution?

Heather Bond said...

I'm with you, I want to talk to a suicide bomber and ask why this is what they want to do with their life. Not find someone to love who loves them, maybe have children who will grow up to be amazing people, not care for their parents as they get older, not experience some of the crazy beautiful things the world has to offer. It makes me so sad to think that people can be made to believe that killing is a better way to honor their god than loving.

diane said...

I feel the exact same way. I cannot imagine thinking this way. We all are one no matter what God we pray to.

Kate Bowie said...

there are an awful lot of people i would like to talk to. i want them to come and stay with me for a while... i'll make the tea, they can just read... peace just needs to be offered, as a real and potent possibility...

Tine said...

It is sad beyond words. It becomes increasingly difficult to give my children a sense of security - they know that this can happen in our city too. That it most probably will.

k heston said...

I relate to this so much. My husband and I only just started our family a few years ago (I'm in my late 30s). My 11-month-old daughter and my 3-almost-4-year-old son are stubborn, bold, delightful, and silly. And I'm terrified for what their futures hold.