Sunday, January 9, 2011
America's heart needs CPR
Quote: A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. - Mohandas Gandhi
Question: Are we as Americans having a heart attack?
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event Saturday morning. Before the words had completely registered, I started praying for her, the others injured and killed.
I am in a state of sorrow for my country’s heart and soul as a nine-year-old little girl died one of our future leaders by a sick individual. My hope is that this event has us applying a new version of CPR (Compassionate Prayerful Reflection) to our national heart that revives personal responsibility in how we treat each other.
Gabrielle is the French feminine form of Gabriel, which meant, "hero of god" or "God is my might" in Hebrew (From Wikipedia). Today, might not her name, her life and lives of all touched by this tragedy give us hope.
Action: Exercise and offer grace to others not condemnation.