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I didn’t think I’d be posting again on Trav’s site any time soon but I felt a need to post about an “epiphany” I had in lieu of recent events. Now, epiphany may not be the right word (just ask John the Irishman, he always seems to get a phone call at midnight when I do have one).

A week post the Virginia Tech tragedy something dawned on me. There has been endless hours of media coverage discussing everything from gun control to student reactions. It IS America’s worst shooting in history (as I’m sure you’ve heard countless times).

What about the daily bombings in Baghdad? Draw the parallels: almost every day literally dozens of innocent people die by the hands of jihadists as they are going about their daily lives… most going to the market or the corner cafe to grab lunch. Have we as Americans become so desensitized to what is happening in Iraq that we just tune it out (in the media as well as in our thoughts)?

I have become an avid watcher of the nightly news, just so I can say I am somewhat educated on current events. Almost every broadcast, approximately 10 seconds is dedicated to report how many Iraqi civilians died in suicide bombings that day. My question is, once something becomes such a common occurrence does it become any less of a tragedy? Thirty-two innocent Iraqi lives are equal to thirty-two American lives, right?

How blessed are we that we are able to go out and eat or go to the grocery story and not have to worry about being blown up? VT was no less a sad, tragic event but ask yourself: Could you possibly imagine living every day like the students did on the campus that day?

All I’m saying is appreciate what blessings God has given you. I for one, am looking at the glass half-full.

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