This week we celebrate Thanksgiving in the shadow of the tragic events of October 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada. So much tragedy and yet we have so much to be thankful for. Life is so full of contrasts isn’t it? After a while, we can end up thickening our skin and moving on through the messes we see in the world around us.
If we choose to follow Jesus, there is a call to care. Not just with “thoughts and prayers” on Facebook, but to compell our lives into action. Sounds great, but where do we start? How do we make a difference here when so much of the impact is so far from here? Challenging moments hit us everyday, how do we move beyond merely shaking our heads at the tragedies we see and wisely engage? Thanksgiving is a great time to consider our next step.