I am reading th…

I am reading the latest and greatest on two major news stories.  One being the Sandusky trial, and the other is the premature death of Rodney King. Polar opposite lives, situations and outcomes. On the one hand, you have a man who rose through the ranks to relative affluence to become an influential person in the lives of many young people.  Apparently, he abused that influence, regardless of how the information was collected and witnesses were questioned.  Net effect: lives ruined, reputations ruined, tragedy.  On the other hand, you have Rodney King who simply was in the wrong place at the wrong time more than 20 years ago. A victim of the abuse of power and influence.by those who we as a nation entrust to protect and serve.  He wasn’t a saint by any stretch of the imagination, but in the eye of the storm during those riots he rose above the hate to ask all of us, “Can we all get along?”  I hope Rodney found some peace in his life and learned that there are plenty of people who can get along, just simply not enough of them at any given moment.  Net effect: anger expelled, soul saved, people saved, hope from the ruins.  I hope for justice of the victims of Sandusky – whatever that means and if it can ever make a difference for them in their lives now.  I hope for peace at long last for Mr. King, and for all of us.

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