I imagine most of you have seen the news story about the events last weekend in Waco.
Nine men lost their lives. Countless others were injured.
As I read story after story, I couldn’t help but think.
Each of those men belonged to someone.
He was a son.
Maybe a brother, or an uncle, or a father.
Certainly, a friend.
Chances are, I would not have approved of their life choices.
Chances are, they wouldn’t have approved of mine either.
Does that even matter?
Does that make either of us any less valuable?
We are the same.
We are mean.
We are selfish.
We are timid.
We are stupid.
We are weak.
We are ugly.
We are different.
We are kind.
We are generous.
We are bold.
We are smart.
We are strong.
We are beautiful.
Maybe we should stop looking for reasons to alienate.
Maybe we should start seeing the reality – the humanity.