Usually, I love attending Sunday Mass, because I find myself at peace with God and Jesus, and I love my Catholic pastor who usually brightens my mood and says the most amazing, beautiful, and uplifting things. But yesterday was different, because me and my pastor were besides ourselves, because of the horrible Florida high school shooting that hurts us all inside.
And during the afternoon, an old lady yelled loudly at another woman with children right in our church, and that is so embarrassing to me.
Where is all this anger, frustration, and disrespect coming from?
Well, I think I have a bit of an idea.
My pastor said guns aren't the reason for death, but we should have a discussion about gun control, though, it shouldn't end there. It is a person's anger and hate that leads to death and destruction in the long run, because no matter what a hatful individual with a plan in his, or her, head will eventually find a way to create something to kill and hurt others with, like getting the gunpowder from fireworks to make a bomb, a guy did that, too.
So, liberals, you want to ban fireworks, too?
We don't have a right to bare fireworks, do we? It isn't in the Second Amendment to bare fireworks and pipe bombs, is it? Should we also ban gasoline, pebbles, and whatever else an angry individual can find to kill, too?
Because, a common kitchen knife can also be used as a weapon, but only in the WRONG hands.
Food for thought, guys.
I apologize for being so opinionated and blunt, but I am trying to express my opinion so that maybe people will see things from a different perspective instead of blindly listening to Fake News, which is also real news, too.
Use your better judgement while reading and watching any news to decide whether or not they're telling the truth, or the truth as they see it, that's what I try to do.
I also see way too many people (including my family members) no a days going head to head like immature children spreading hatefulness and openly expressing horrible behavior both online and offline, and it makes me want to break down and cry and lose all respect and regard for these people, and people who express different opinions then my own.
But because I am mature for my age and time, and I am so very lucky and blessed to have been taught by such a brilliant and loving Catholic pastor who has his head screwed on right, that I turn the other cheek and smile at these people.
Want to know what destroys hate?
Baning something to protect ourselves from danger won't, but God and love will.
Talking about things in an appropriate and intelligen way instead of losing it whenever someone doesn't agree with whatever agenda you believe, that goes for Republicans and Democrats, will definitely help you in the long run. Try keeping an open mind, and remember that even though there are rainstorms and rain clouds, especially when being a kid, there will always be a rainbow at the end, and the sun will always shine like that one animated commercial.
Don't join the Dark Side, my friends. They have cookies, but the good side has a wider variety of food.
As as my pastor said, God's beautiful rainbow will shine bright enough to make us, or those of us who truly care and love all, happy again.
During Lent, I am going to try to be a much better person and work on fixing my bad habits, and at least trying to reason and understand these angry and bitter people who are hurting inside.