There is no ‘their children’ – it is our children.
There is no ‘their mental illness’ – it is our mental illness.
This is not isolated – this is another effect from a long standing cause.
Separation of any kind is the ogre we all continue to feed, whether it
is Christians thinking they are righteously superior over the Muslims or
the Muslims over the Christians.
It is Israel and Palestine, gay and
straight, black and white, even men and women.
It is you against me and
me against you. It ALL is separation proudly broadcasting its ignorance
through our political and social systems and ignorance that fuels our
fears when we refuse to accept anything that might be different than our
front-porch comfort zone.
The greatest acts of hypocrisy are committed
when any of us saddle up and ride our high horses of superiority or
grovel in the gutters of our own self loathing. We must accept that each
and every breathing soul is equally valuable or we are all pulling
first do not repair the thoughts about one another that brought us to
the banks of this bitter river. Our condolences must be accompanied by
our forgiveness towards everyone and to ourselves.