Sometimes we humans can be so cruel…so unfair…so shadowy and dark…

A little girl is kidnapped, killed, then found discarded in a park.


Children are being murdered…for that matter people of all ages

Families flee into our country and are immediately put in cages.


Children are bought and sold for sex…women are abused

Survivors of these tragedies are left bewildered and confused


After every horror we create…in this country and abroad

we appeal to the heavens and ask the question…Where is God?


I wonder whenever we see one human-made tragedy end only for another to begin

if, instead of looking out for God…we should be looking in.


What if God is in each one of us…in our kindness…in the way we live

in our smile, in our touch…in our ability to give?


In a hug, a touch…a kind gesture…in every compliment we pay

in every act of compassion…in every thank you that we say?


If God is but a feeling in our heart in our mind and and in our soul…

then shouldn’t we be trying to discover her…shouldn’t that be our goal?


What if this is our mission in life…what if this is what life is all about

to discover the God in each of us…and invite her to come out?


If we realize that the God we look for is with us all along

then perhaps we’d stop asking where she is…


when we’ve done something wrong…

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Yes!  Jesus said,"when you've

Yes!  Jesus said,"when you've seen me You've seen the father'.  I believe he was speaking of actions I'm not religious but I believe in kindness


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A Girl, Families

Anyone but the stated molested boy or raped and tortured to death male. For real horror, avoid the reality and relegate it to females and children most of whom are inside female only headed households...because: Men are in prisons in Hell, dead,in the military, somewhere creating another "family", or just  elsewhere. Not the fault found, the leaning toward not writing the whole panoramic human fleshscape. "her" was a start. Tthank you for that truly. ~s~