Friday, April 26, 2013

Is It Possible?

I wonder if it’s possible to hold people accountable for their actions without vilifying them; to see their worth as a human and somehow calling it out as opposed to calling them sub-human and throwing them away because it’s easier.  Is it possible to have compassion and mercy for someone who has hurt us by their unspeakable acts, not by excusing what they’ve done, but by knowing who we are and what we stand for?
I wonder how best to honor those who have suffered or died.  Is it by making the person/s responsible suffer by exacting revenge in the guise of "justice"; or is it by making sure that we as individuals never again ignore someone who is lonely or different or apathetic?
I wonder if we as citizens can influence the media to be more objective and focus on the positive instead of sensationalizing the negative; to choose not to watch reality shows of those who perpetuate entitlement and crassness.
I wonder if we can learn to appreciate the intention of our Founding Fathers by uplifting the office of president rather than tearing it down and making the one person voted in the scapegoat of all that is wrong.  I wonder if we are better than that. 
I wonder……………..

-Tessa L. Charles

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