I look at her…
And she reminds me of a lot of people that I care about.
Friends and family.
And I just wonder…
How can people like ISIS be so cruel.
Yes, those people that they killed were of no importance to them.
They were strangers.
But even those ISIS members have family.
They have friends.
They have people they care about.
People that they don’t want to see hurt.
People that they don’t want to lose.
And if they know that feeling…
Then why would they ever put someone else through that same feeling?
Why would they make themselves be the reason for why a mother and father no longer get to see their son and daughter?
To hold them?
To tell them they love them?
These people are not born cruel.
They are made this way because someone along the way started feeding them lies.
It is not enough to just go to war and kill members of ISIS.
We must also show compassion and lend a helping hand to those that are left behind and that actually want to live in peace.
You cannot just leave children in a wasteland and expect them to be okay.
You cannot expect them to grow up with a kind heart when you leave them with nothing but rubble and devastation.
Yes, kill ISIS, but then help the rest to get back on their feet.
Let us not forsake one another.
Because all we have is each other.
And that should be more than enough.