Saturday, July 16, 2016

'I pray'

Gabriella Isabel
Maynetto
By Gabriella Isabel Maynetto 

I ask myself, why do people want to kill each other?

Would our social reality be any different if we had more doctors and nurses running for office, people who have seen and dealt with the traumas of violence, of tragedy?

Would we find ways of preventing the sort of chaos we are witnessing across nations scattered across our shared Earth?

Show compassion, show kindness, show care for your neighbor, for your friends, and for your loved ones and family.

Why do we push each other toward violence? Why do we subsidize building national armaments domestically and abroad instead of sending materials for schools and hospitals, clinics and universities?

I pray that our world finds healing past the many social traumas we are enveloped in.

I pray that more people engage in dialogue and understanding.

I pray that more people will intervene before something tragic happens.

Show compassion, show kindness, show care for your neighbor, for your friends, and for your loved ones and family.

Gabriella Isabel Maynetto is a St. Bernard Church parishioner.

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