posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 08:22 PM
This thread is really remarkable.
Colbe, working through her feelings of sadness, discouragement, despair, and loss brought about by Boston, posts a message which gives her strength,
hope, and confidence. It's a Catholic message, but that's to be expected, colbe's Catholic. With what response?
Some of the most hateful, uninformed, bigotted, vicious comments I've seen in a long time. It's possible that the posters may be entirely different
people than their words indicate, but the words are all I can see here.
These words could be heard from gangs. "Stomp him! He's not bleeding enough! He's got the wrong color hat! Make him suffer! Kick him when
he's down! It's OK, he's not even a human!"
Ugly words, intolerant words, shameful words, words designed to hurt. No words to teach, learn, heal, or love, but fighting, kicking, slashing, mob
words. Red words, blood words, savage words.
Colbe leads us to a small spring of water which has refreshed her and invites us to look, listen, drink in if we like. What's our contribution to
this small beautiful spring? Words of pollution, urine, feces, toxic wastes. The cry goes up "Pollute the stream, poison the stream, dam the
spring, rage against the spring, deny the spring exists!"
But the hate of the words causes hate's defeat. "Pollute the spring?" You can only say that if there is a spring which colbe is showing us.
"Pollute the spring?" That's never said of a spring that is already polluted, only clear springs. Even the hate proves that colbe has shown us to
a clear spring.
But some words can't exist in a world with clear springs. So the words escape from speakers to attack and tear down. Words like "hate," "lie,"
"selfishness," can't exist together with the clear stream. So the words attempt to mock, belittle, destroy. But, somehow, it never completely
works. The hate words never quite destroy the spring. There are always a few who find the spring and show it to others. There have been for
centuries, and there will be until the final end.