In the wake of what happened in Nice France, as well as every other terrorist attack that has happened in the country, I cannot proclaim how to respond or react to the individuals, let alone the country, who are grieving such an incredible loss, but because I don’t know how to respond to such mass sorrow doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t say anything. Life cannot move on with business as usual when something as horrific as this has happens.

Sorry for Your Loss

I am so sorry for your loss Nice France. I can’t imagine what this feels like. Living in the Canadian West thus far we are fairly isolated from these attacks so I cannot profess to say how devastating it would feel. I could only imagine, and I can empathize with you.

Comfortably Numb

There is a somber feeling in the air and in my heart. It’s a feeling that doesn’t seem to shake all of us as quickly as it once did.  You know this when not all news sources or social media sites capture such an event. Many of us have become comfortably numb to violence, terrorism, and abuse, but this is not new news.  We have been desensitized to many atrocities in the past – domestic violence, childhood abuse, sexual assault, and euthanasia programs, for example. My question, today, is what can we do differently to get others to pay attention, listen, and do something rather than repeat our past behavior?

Standing In Solidarity

I pray for you Nice France, as I pray for all other countries. We are all brothers and sisters. We stand with you and we mourn with you. You are not alone in this. These attacks are beginning to be too frequent and too many lives are lost. We must all stand in solidarity.

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