I was watching "Good Morning, America" this morning. Rick Warren and his wife were on. Rick is the author of The Purpose-Driven Church. He is my favorite of the popular preachers these days, but that's another blog for another time. He and his wife were on GMA because of her passion for helping stem the AIDS epidemic in Africa, in particular.
While they were being interviewed, Robin Roberts asked Rick a question about the recent mall shooting and the shooting in Colorado over the weekend. Rather than pontificating about the decline of morals, blah, blah, blah -- Rick said, "There are a lot of people hurting. Hurting people will get attention any way they can. We need to get inside these people and find out what is causing them to hurt so much." He then said, "People need a Savior."
That is so true. We can point fingers and place blame. We can wag our heads. But the fact of the matter is: We live in a broken world. And there is only One who can put it back together -- and WE KNOW HIM!
After that story, Beverly told me about something she heard a young church planter tell a group recently. He said he was walking down the street with his mentor, and they passed a poor man. After they passed him, the mentor asked, "What color were that man's eyes?" He told the young man that to really know where a person is -- you have to look into their eyes. Know the color of their eyes.
Sports Page: If the Cowboys are like a cat, they spent 8 of their 9 lives yesterday.