2012 nature and the mad nature of some human beings caused us to wonder
how can we go on. From super storm Sandy to the Colorado movie house
shooting and the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we have been
pressed to find some answers to the question, why, me why us, why now?
As we come into 2013, we bring with us the need to find answers and the
hope to find what can we do to prevent the recurrence of these
despairing occurrences. I think we must commit to a commitment to all
human beings and a decision to accept our responsibility to nature's
outpouring and human misbehavior. I wish that we could say with Horace
Mann that each of us should be "ashamed to die until you have won some
victory for mankind." I think we must surrender the despair of
unexpected cruelty and extend the wonder of unexpected kindnesses to
ourselves and to each other. 2013 can bring us the chance to be kind to
each other and kind to ourselves. We deserve each other and each other's
This appeared on my Facebook page tonight. I can add nothing more other than...Amen. So Mote It Be.