See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 18:10
There is something that has been on my heart and mind that I have to get out today.
And this has to do with the petition and outrage online concerning the matter of Harambe the gorilla who was shot to save a three-year old boy.
Four words that comes to my mind.
Snap out of it!
These past few days have been frustrating and disappointing to me personally.
Here we are as a society of supposedly compassionate humans, decrying saving the life of a little three-year old mischievous child who some people believe might have been better served being maimed and mishandled by a 400 pound gorilla, then to see the gorilla harm in any way.
Now it seems that the little boy’s parents are being condemned and put under a looking-glass as to question their parenting skills and if they are worthy of being parents.
The most sickening of this whole tale is that a petition with over 350,000,000 signatures is demanding justice for Harambe (the gorilla).
No matter how we may want to see a situation through our own eyes, if we were not witness to the event, we should pull back our emotional meter and wait for the facts to get out.
To arrive at the conclusion that the parents of this child are neglectful and should be prosecuted is gone extremely too far.
The person who started this petition, if she was not there and did not see all that took place, then her desire to see the destruction of a family be dismantled is not of God.
This entire matter brings to light that we are a nation truly divided.
The life of any child, first and foremost should be taken in consideration before an animal. Whether dog, cat, monkey or reptile.
Also, it is scriptural about how we should be treating children.
In the meanwhile, irate individuals on Facebook and Twitter have provided the parent names, home address, home phone number and place of business. In addition to, photos of the parents and the child as the newest social media “wanted” poster. This should not be.
As a parent and grandparent, I take my role seriously but also understand that children at any age are curious beings (as are adults).
Let me say that even adults are hardheaded and especially when it comes to obeying God.
Yes, I understand that Harambe was an endangered animal.
But so are we. And if a man would prefer to have the beast rule in the earth, then that desire just might come to past.
Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Colossians 3:13
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