I had planned on writing and sharing my Gilmore Girls recap for you all today, as well as adding a linkup so we all could read everyone’s thoughts on the GG Revival but then I caught some kind of bug this week, have had an energy level of about 2, and have been knee deep in all things life. But mostly, my heart has been so very heavy for Aleppo. I could write a novel in itself about all of my thoughts and feelings about that one… how guilty and sad I feel for only just now having really – like really – paid attention to a horror that has been going on in Syria for years and years. But now with pictures of sweet, innocent Syrian children flooding my Instagram feed – I can’t not pay attention. Can anyone ignore it any longer? Is there anyone left who can honestly say with a free heart: this is not my problem.?? Because guys? Surely we know deep down that we must not turn our heads from this. Would Jesus turn His head? (Answer: He would not. And He has not.) I see the pictures of the babies and children and then I look at the face of my own son, who sleeps safely in my arms and truly, my heart just absolutely breaks for Syria. Will you all do me a favor today? Right now? Look up the images that link to #Aleppo #StandWithAleppo.
“We all wonder how we’d have responded during the holocaust, during the genocides… but we really don’t have to wonder.” – Glennon Doyle Melton
Don’t ignore it. Take it in and then do something to help: first and foremost, PRAY. Then, donate to relief efforts if you feel led. (And I hope you do feel led. Here’s an article listing 7 different ways you can help.) And then, pray some more and some more.
I know it’s a heavy intro for today but I don’t know… a post about Gilmore Girls just didn’t feel appropriate. It’s just not where my heart and head are at. I will resume with the GG Revival recap (and linkup) Tuesday of next week. Until then, please join me in doing all that we can to care for our world. Our world, y’all. Is this post late? You bet it’s late. Are we late in caring – like really caring – about these things? We are way late. But there’s still time to care for each other. To do something. Let’s do something.