Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Worst Monday

Yesterday was the worst Monday we’ve seen in this country in a long time given the way the 24 hour cable news cycle, social media, and the delivery of headlines to our smartphones work. My phone has blown up with bad news starting before the crack of dawn. The worst mass shooting in history took place in Las Vegas at a country music show. On top of that, rocker Tom Petty died in his California home of a cardiac arrest. And right behind the sad headlines have come prayers (thankfully) which have been drastically outnumbered by mean comments disparaging the dead. So so sad.

It’s very common these days when a preacher speaks at a funeral, that he has to give a definition of a eulogy. Here’s what it is:
“Eulogy: a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly, typically someone who has just died.”
Friends, this is what we do when people die, even if we don’t know them personally. If we don’t like them, we don’t say anything. That’s how to be a good human. Let’s work on that, you and I. Let’s try to be good humans. What do you say?

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