When will it stop?

I know it is naive of me to ask that question. The hate and killing in our world seem to ebb and flow in intensity, but I realize it will never stop. My heart hurts from the almost constant horror both locally and abroad.

Just weeks after the mass shooting in Orlando, came the tragedy in Istanbul, then Baghdad, Bangladesh, the killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile leading to the ambush on Dallas police officers. It’s too much and it feels hopeless.

I wish I had more profound words. I see people posting on Facebook the many ways that white people can show their solidarity and support for #BlackLivesMatter. My good friend Allison posted a link to Curriculum for White Americans with a wealth of valuable resources on how we can educate ourselves on who can really make a difference in this fight. Hint: it’s not people of color.

I hope that it can make a difference and things will finally change, and maybe it will, but then what about the terror abroad, mostly from ISIS, that continues to inspire madmen to take lives in our backyards as well?

I don’t have the answers. I don’t think anyone does and that both scares me and makes me incredibly sad.

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