Thoughts on Houston, 1/28/19
by Patricia Feager
Houston, We Have a Problem
Once again, we learn that five Houston police officers have been wounded in the line of duty on the evening of January 28, 2019. Four were shot. The people of Texas ask you to join us to keep these wounded officers and their loved ones in your thoughts and if you believe in prayers, please pray.
I want to believe law enforcement officials serve and protect. But tragically violence in our country and attacks on our Police force continues. It is deeply troubling to hear stories like this almost on a regular basis. Like courage, empathy and compassion are ways in which we care. It is painful and heartbreaking to think this type of behavior is becoming more and more common on a daily basis.
Houston, we have a problem. There seems to be a distorted sense of reality that leads people to the brink of violence and some people act rashly, without conscious, ending with tragic results. Not all people are bad, and neither are all police officers corrupt. I can’t imagine a world without enough protection from police officers assigned to serve and protect cities, towns, our roads, villages, and most of all the people throughout our country.
Residents of a community share emotional loss and when it is a loss to a brotherhood, everyone suffers because all are impacted. Although there is a big distance between Dallas Fort Worth and Houston, we are much closer than we think. And sorrow and loss are very, very, real.
"Tears shed for self are tears of weakness,
but tears shed for others are a sign of strength."