Thursday, March 31, 2005
Okay Schiavo died. Okay the MSM is on a death watch for the Pope. And Johnnie Cochran's death made front page and headline news.
Sure Johnnie was a celebrity, the Pope is an influential leader and Schiavo was - well her condition was used as a tool by some nutcases.
What about the others who died in that hospice and every other hospice? What about the lawyers who died today from cancer, an accident...? What about young future leaders killed by a gun, a drunk driver, an overdose, a knife...? Why aren't their stories holding our attention? Why aren't we talking of the innocents who are killed in Iraq?
Every single being has value...everyone has a story...every life should be respected. Let us take a moment to think about every life lost. But rather than mourn and cover ourselves in ashes, let's work to stop violence, stop war, stop killing...bring peace as a principle to reality. Let's do that in memory of Schiavo, Cochran, the Pope, the guy down the street, the woman in hospice, the chhild in Iraq, the couple in Sudan.... Now that would be some front page news - good news for the presnt and future.