It’s been hard for me to feel anything about all the recent tragedies in the news the past week. I know it’s horrible, and I know that I must do something – but what? I see tweets telling me not just to pray, because prayer is not reform. I see articles asking heteros to think twice before being so quick to post a status about sending love out to those hurting. I feel hesitant to be opinionated because I don’t want to be wrong but doing nothing seems just as wrong – or maybe even worse.
I’ve been reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson lately – it’s taken me a lot longer to finish the book than I thought because I can’t read too many chapters at once. Reading makes me sad and upset and angry and frustrated – at society, at humanity, then at myself for feeling so helpless.
Feeling all these feelings is also not action, but maybe it can be a first step.