Rather than rant and rave over something that happened this morning, I want to share this in the hopes that it reaches even one person, who might have a change of heart or pass on to someone who needs a change of heart today.
I am still shaking from seeing a cat in the road this morning, her eyes still lit up from my headlights. I knew she must be alive so I waited for the light and made a U-turn, heart pounding because I know I HAD to do something and really didn’t want to stop in this rough, dirty neighborhood. By the time I got there, several cars with drivers that didn’t give a **** went right over her. With tears in my eyes and hands shaking, I picked up her still limp, lifeless body and moved her to the grass. Meanwhile, an idiot, I mean, lovely human being, was pulling into his driveway right next to where I was and he looked up and laughed. Laughed even harder when I asked if it was his cat. I am so disgusted and completely at a loss. God is trying to teach me something here but it can’t possibly be to love my neighbor as myself.
Yes, I’m frustrated, disgusted and still extremely mournful. I had no attachment to this lowly “street” cat in Camden, NJ, but am full of sorrow that the human race has come to this. Desensitized by the media and over-hyped on things that don’t matter. Our lack of compassion is the greatest thing we can lose. I imagine that God sheds a tear with each horrific act of violence done to our animals and the beautiful planet he created for us to live in.