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Hello again!

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Sorry! It has been more than a month since I have posted, and I am truly sorry for many reasons for this unplanned hiatus. On the top of the list is that, by not writing, I may have deprived some of you readers (who enjoy my blogs) a little information, entertainment and enjoyment that you hopefully would have derived from reading them. Yet, there is another reason. I love to write this blog, and I have truly missed the opportunity to connect with you through this extraordinary medium. So here I am, and I hope you enjoy today’s blog.

I want to say that I feel terrible about the death of Cory Monteith. He was such a wonderful young actor and singer, and he had his whole life ahead of him. It’s such a waste of potential and God-given talent! I know that an autopsy is being done into the cause of his death, and this will determine whether it is drug-related. I did not know until yesterday that he had a challenging past, complicated by a drug problem. But I also heard that he successfully completed Rehab, making it infinitely more difficult to understand how and why he died on Saturday night at the age of only 31. My condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Those of you who have read my blogs for a while now know that I sincerely believe in the Bible’s message of resurrection for the vast majority of the dead. As a result, I know in my heart that someday, on a paradise earth, Cory will be given another chance at life, and this time an everlasting one with no need for drugs of any kind.

As for the George Zimmerman case, the controversial aspect of it is mind-boggling. I am so sorry for the death of Trayvon Martin! He was a bright young man with no weapon and a full life ahead of him. Whatever Zimmerman’s reason for shooting, I am sorry that he thought there were no other options because there always are. We don’t even kill bears. We demobilize them for a short while, but somehow, it is all right to shoot to kill human beings. I remember reading even about elderly people who seemed agitated and therefore suspicious to law enforcement in their demeanor. In the end they were killed through a gun shot rather than being subdued in another way. Is human life considered so cheap today that we shoot first and then ask questions afterward to figure things out?

I know there were probably extenuating circumstances and legal technicalities that resulted in Zimmerman’s being acquitted, but whatever they were, a young man still remains dead and the promise of his life is lost. I pray that Trayvon will be resurrected one day to a paradise earth as my wish was for Cory Monteith in the beginning paragraphs.

I also hope that the protests are peaceful and end soon, and no one is hurt as a result of this judicial controversy. The arguments on both sides make sense to a certain extent, but I still believe that there are other options than shooting to kill. I believe that the amount of violence in this country is so great that people are so intimidated that they automatically shoot before they consider other options.

May violence give way always to peace until one day “the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

Until the next blog, (which I hope will be far sooner than this one,) I wish you only the best.

My warmest wishes,