“We have to remember the real enemy…”
This week has been heavy, friends. It started with my NPR app sending me horrifying texts in the middle of the night Sunday and grew as the death toll rose and our sense of safety was again rocked.
It continued with immediate culture wars. Fingers pointing. Angry words. Emotions preyed upon for political gains (all parties).
Guys. People have lost their lives.
I’ll never forget September 15, 1999. It was the night a crazed gun man waltzed into my friends’ church and killed 7 people, injuring 7 more. It was before we all had the internet or cell phones. I didn’t even have cable. I raced home to call my parents, “are they ok?” frantic into the phone.
“I saw Walter on tv, he’s ok.”
Even though my friends were ok, I spent the next few days walking around my Northern Iowa college campus in a haze that no…
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