8
Jul

Five Minute Friday - build

Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on build.
Go.

This week has been Nationally devastating.
Every morning, I woke up to a new tragedy.
Another life lost, another family ruined, another child's world, broken.

And as a country, we are so divided.
We have forgotten how to stand together,
we have forgotten how to build each other.

Because only by coming together, can we build.
Divided, we crumble.

And so today my sweet little faces, I will remind you that we have a responsibility.
Not just to each other in these four walls, but to our greater community.
We have a responsibility to all humans to stand up and help.
To use our voices to speak for those that cannot find their voice, for those that are never heard.
We have a responsibility to build people up, never tear them down.
We have a responsibility to love.
Unfortunately, so many have forgotten that.
We have forgotten that we are all people, we have forgotten that we are all tied and connected.
And I hear stories of those that are so numb to it, that cannot take any more of it in.
But, we can't allow that to happen either.
We have to rebuild, as a neighborhood, as a community, as a country.
We have to rebuild.

Stop.

Comments

  1. Rachel says:

    Every morning does seem to bring another tragedy. It hurts. I was ashamed the other day when the news broke of another shooting and my first thought was "well, at least it was under 100 people who died"- I was just numb and seeing numbers instead of people anymore.
    But you are right; I cannot let myself just be numb. I have to remind myself that there is still hope-that this world is broken but God is not leaving it that way- that He has given each of us a voice and a life to use.
    Like you said- we cannot build unless we come together.

  2. Emma Hughes says:

    It does feel overwhelming hearing of one tragedy after another 🙁 I think it is so important not to withdraw or close off as you say - and rebuild together, letting the pain draw us closer and move us towards what really matters - love.

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