Here are some things that are beyond making sense to me today:
I heard today from a friend that he and some fellow engineers found a dead dog attached by a chain to a dog house thrown in a dumpster behind their office. A dog lover, he is outraged. The police were called, but we don't know what the outcome will be. The dog, a German shepherd, will be autopsied.
A friend, sober some 20 years, is nearly broke and selling things to keep the water and electricity on. He won't look for a job. He gives a lot of reasons why he can't do things. He tells me to work my Al-Anon program and not worry about him. I have helped him in the past but am done with that. I can be a friend and give support without giving money.
I belong to a sailing group that has a Christian invocation and the pledge of allegiance before every meeting. There are non-believers and non-Christians in the group as well as other nationalities. Some of the old guard are not wanting to hear other opinions regarding just having a moment of silence. At one of the executive committee meetings, I suggested a moment of silence and almost said, "followed by the serenity prayer"--LOL.
One of the fellows I sponsor has decided to "blow off" working the steps. After several months of working with him, I find this out through another person.
I don't have any answers, but I do often have a lot of questions. Some things are simply not meant to be understood.
"Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of humankind.
Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of people.
I have wished to know why the stars shine.
Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.
This has been my life; I found it worth living."--Bertrand Russell