I looked up to the sky and asked, “Do you see color?”
I did not receive a response…at least I thought so at first.
The sun was shining bright and it began to drizzle.
Right in front of me was God’s answer – a Rainbow.
I looked up to the sky once again and said, “Thank you God, I understand.”
As I continued to walk along in the drizzle, I began to smile.
I didn’t smile because I was satisfied or happy.
No, I smiled because I knew God was listening, watching, aware.
Dear God – help us today to help the children.
Dear God – help us today to set aside our differences in opinion or thought.
Dear God – help us today to learn, really learn from our history.
Dear God – help us today to never forget – and more importantly to remember those words and what they mean.
My heart is in pain, my head hurts and I want to know why.
Why are our children – humanity’s children – suffering?
More importantly, why are they suffering due to our actions?
You see – even if you are not directly acting, but standing idle, you are acting.
Picture a child in a cage – crying, scared, terrified, wanting Mom and Dad, sister, brother…
God – help me to turn my rage into hope; no, turn my rage into direct action.
Guide me in Your ways – in the ways of tolerance, kindness and love.
Send a reminder to those who have forgotten what is right in Your eyes.
All of the prophets – Moses, Jesus, Muhammad – all of them are crying.
Why? Because people are performing such horrible acts in their Good Names.
Let us return – to God – to humanity – to love – to kindness – to being Human.
ברוך אתה אלוהים שמגן על ילדינו ומלמד אותנו חסד
Blessed are you God who protects our children and teaches us kindness.
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