What do we tell our children about senseless tragedies where innocent people are killed by those who are troubled? This past weekend the city of Orlando was bathed in tragedy. First a beautiful young singer was gunned down as she signed autographs after her concert. Then 50 people were killed and more than 50 people were injured when a gunman opened fire at a nightclub.
So many lives changed forever.
Devastating for the families. Heartbreaking for the community.
And what can we do?
We can remind our young people that love is love. And that hate can be deadly.
We can foster acceptance and we can ask the question, "How can we make things better?"
Albert Einstein once said, "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
Can we start discussions with change-makers? With educators? With people in social services?
We have to keep the conversation going. For those who lost their lives and for those left behind.
We must come together. In love. Against hate. Because as Mahatma Gandhi said, "Where there is love there is life."