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Who Do We Really Know?

It’s always interesting to me in the wake of a horrible crime the way people talk about the accused. Media reports surface almost immediately about what kind of person could possibly carry out such an act. “Those closest to him are left scratching their heads tonight,” the TV anchor tells us. Cut to the sound bite of a 20 year old college student: “I mean, he was cool. He went to parties. We hung out and played basketball a few times. I can’t believe he’d do this!” Cut to the 19 year old girl: “He was quiet but really sweet. I’m in shock.” It begs the question: Why do we think we know people? I was in the green room …

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Innocence Unspoiled

Lately the weight of the world seems heavier than usual. I’ve been deeply saddened and distressed by people’s beliefs or lack thereof and the new found boldness there seems to be in expressing those views so openly, no matter how much it goes against God and all that is good.  The terrorist attack in Boston only made matters worse. Once again man’s propensity for evil took center stage in the darkest display of what amounts to a lack of respect for human life. Already feeling this weight before Monday, I wondered if maybe it was time for me to retract into my own bubble for a while. I began to wonder if it’s worth standing up if you’re only going …