Captain’s Log 5,563
After what happened in Boston yesterday, nothing I have to say means much.
We live in a very violent world filled with bitterness and misunderstanding. I have no solution except to be the best I can be as often as I can – to keep trying to understand. And to forgive those who wrong me or hold me responsible for things beyond my control.
What happened yesterday in Boston is a reaction to fear. There are only two emotions that drive us. One is love. The other is fear. If you think about it (and it shouldn’t take long), it’s easy to see this. Look deeply at the dog that bites. Why does it bite? Because it is afraid. It is afraid of losing status in the pack, afraid its master will be injured, afraid of losing its food, etc. Transfer that same ideology to humans. War and terrorism are all driven by fear. Fear that someone will lose control, land, religious standing before God, etc. When controlled by fear, anything that stands in the way must be destroyed without regard for human consequence. Without regard for any consequence.
Think about it. And then go be a light today. Even a small one will do, for with so much darkness, you are sure to be noticed.