Today I have allowed myself to be bombarded visually and audibly by yet another tragedy, this time at the Finsbury Park Mosque.
There seems to be no limit to the depth of anger in some people yet I believe that there is also no limit to the depth of compassion that human beings can show for one another.
This has been evidenced in our country, time and again, over the last few weeks and it is vital that we nurture and celebrate the compassion flowing through the veins of this country.
In a street interview, the redoubtable Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner said “righteous indignation is anger with a purpose” and this made me think how, as a nation, we need to recognise and accept the reactive emotion of anger and channel it into ways of being “better together” as the late Jo Cox said.
This recent weekend celebrated Jo’s belief nationally, that “we are far more united and have far more in common with each other, than the things that divide us” and this lady’s insight should never be forgotten and needs to be written, spoken and sung at every opportunity.
Let’s all commit to acceptance of our differences and raise our aims to understand be compassionate and support each other. instead of creating destruction.