The Horror – How Can We Meet It?


The absolute horror of what is happening in the United States makes my stomach turn and my heart ache.  I cannot say I am surprised by it, but I am sickened and even frightened, that things like this can happen in the so called free world.

To think that good men and women who run border control stations could take part in this travesty, believing they are doing the right thing confounds me.  Even more, that politicians, who claim to be serving the interest of humanity saying they support this action, strikes fear into my heart.  Have they forgotten about the Nazi’s, the Japanese internments, the Native American horrors?

I could rant about the demigod who is the author of all this, and I have, but to give him lines is to give him power.  What I really need to do is figure out how to stand against this in a way which is right and godly.

There is a strange power at work when we send out our energy with rage and anger toward a situation we don’t like.  A strange principle works in this world.  Hate increases hate.  Love increases love.  I can’t really explain it but Martin Luther King and others like him understood the principle.  The only way to win over horror is with love and peace.  Peaceful marches.  Peaceful statements.  Peaceful approaches are the only way to stand against this.

I don’t have to like the man or what he stands for, but I do have to recognize that hating him will only fuel the fire he has going.  I must dig deep not to spout furry and injury back at the people who claim to be in the right but that will not win them.  Somehow, I have to find a way to stand against what they are doing in a spirit of hope and peace.

I’ll keep you posted and let you know when I figure it out.

Recording of children crying for parents. 



About Peggy Guiler

You just never know what show up on my blog. As the name implies it is about the stuff of life just like Spilt Milk. Everyday events spark thought and contemplation. Special events in the community, the country or the world may strike a cord and get me talking. Sometimes it's about people in my life or circumstances, sometimes about my garden, sometimes about a book or a political issue. Always it's about something I am passionate about. In my business, River of Hope Enterprises (, I work as an "Certified Coach" (International Coach Federation), a trainer, consultant and speaker. and as a spiritual director. I also drive a school bus to keep the wolf from the door while I build my business. I love the kids on the bus (most of the time). My family is grown and I have three grandkids who thrill my heart but I don't get to see any of them very often. Circumstances of life have made "family" difficult. My son died by suicide at age 16 in 2000 and the strain on our family relationships since has been huge. Mental health is a field where I worked for almost 22 years and where I still do some consulting and training. That combined with my own battle with depression and my son's death weave together to form some of my greatest soap box items: suicide intervention, suicide bereavement and peer support in mental health are right on the top of my list. Social justice is an underlying passion. Keeping the wolf from the door as a single parent was full-time work and my career path as a journalists was augmented with cleaning contracts, cooking, retail clerk, and bartending. I have known hard work and am grateful for the experience and perspective it has given me. A firmly grounded faith and a passion for learning has now taken me toward a new field as a Spiritual Director and I am soon adding to that a license to marry people. As I move toward retirement I am very aware that I have to keep working so I chose to do things which will meet my modest financial needs and also my love of supporting people in their life journey. Woven into all of this is my love of writing. Trained as a Journalist, and having worked in the field as a freelance news writer for many years, I have a great love for writing. This blog is a new beginning for me. As I hone my skills and begin to form a daily discipline of writing I hope it will lead to more writing in the future.
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