I heard the news this morning that the Germanwings plane was deliberately crashed by the co-pilot.
This kind of news makes me a bit paralyzed and honestly embarrassed to be blogging my happy, frivolous topics.
I am not clever enough or thick skinned enough to blog about important newsy things.
And I also don't know if we were created to take in all of the pain and suffering and insanity that goes on in the entire world.
My heart can't take it. Can yours?
So as one famous person wrote ( I am too stupid to remember who wrote it and did not take the time to read it)
we are amusing ourselves to death.
I didn't really want to read it. Cause who wants to read what a dolt you are? Not me.
But it is too painful to pay attention to the whole complicated world.
(I can barely handle volleyball tournaments lately)
Life is pain, highness
That line is from William Goldman's The Princess Bride.
He wanted us to know that life is unfair. It is a major theme in his book.
“Who says life is fair, where is that written?”
But Goldman also wanted us to have hope....
most people miss it.
Most people have not read the book and the following line is not in the movie.
I guess most people aren't me and didn't need to read it.
But I needed this part.
“I suppose I was dying again, so I asked the Lord of Permanent Affection for the strength to live the day. Clearly, the answer came in the affirmative.""I didn't know there was such a Fellow," Buttercup said."Neither did I, in truth, but if He didn't exist, I didn't much want to either.”
Lord of Permanent Affection.
Strength to live the day.
Mind your own business.
Work with your hands.
Encourage one another.
God be with the suffering ones today.