Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas in Times Square

Okay. I had to speak up. Many of you have probably have seen this pic.
Some folks paid a ton of money to buy this spot to convey their message to the masses. Hey, it's a free country and I can roll with that. But when I look at the orphanages, hospitals, soup kitchens, and worship spaces endowed with pure beauty created by the so-called 'myth-makers'?

Hell, where to I sign up?

And here's why: Cuz it's only in those wild and joyful orphanages, hospitals, soup kitchens and churches that I will truly experience the 'merry'.

I love serving a good meal to everyone. Especially if they may not find one anywhere else.

Who's with me?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Why Evil?

Man, just after I post something on Facebook asking if the darkness can get any darker, some guy forces himself into an elementary school with some semi-automatics and wreaks mind-numbing havoc.

Some pundits will chalk it up to more gun control and some will assign it to mental illness. But hey…maybe we should own up to the fact that evil exists in our world. And some people are just, well, evil. No excuses and no government action will change that fact.

A friend posted a quote from Mr. Rogers. You know him. The guy from the Neighborhood. Went something like this: "As a child whenever I saw something horrific on TV my mom would say, 'Yes, but look at all the helpers."
That, folks, is pretty deep. Sure, we had an evil young man gun down innocent kids and adults.

But look at all the helpers.

Teachers who shielded kids. Dozens, of cops swooping into harms way (hell, they didn't know what to expect). State troopers screaming in. Helicopters hovering. The FBI. Priests, ministers, rabbis stepping up. Neighbor embracing neighbor….

One evil man dented the goodness of our world. And hundreds…no thousands of people responded with their own goodness. One evil man. Thousands of helpers...

To anyone who asks "Why is their evil in the world?" I have to ask "Why is there so much more goodness?"