A couple of news items today have me feeling discouraged right now.
A father in
A flock of seagulls swarmed a couple eating ice cream cones. So the man took a stick and beat one of the gulls and broke its wing. The bird had to be euthanized. This type of gull is known to be very aggressive and survives by stealing food from other predators. It was doing what came naturally.
I’m not sure why these two news articles disturb me so much. Maybe the senselessness and lack of empathy. Where is God in the rage and violence? Where is God in a careless parent and poverty stricken life?
I hope that God exists in the learning and change that happens because of the darkness. I hope that there is a greater purpose. I hope that every incident shapes and alters the world in some way, large or small, but always for a great good. I hope that for every act of evil there are ten acts of hope and love.
It’s just that sometimes there seems to be more death and hate and war than we could ever overcome.