Yesterday was a whirlwind day for anyone who turned on ESPN. From the NFL playoff drama to the shocking news of Joe Paterno’s death, the events of the weekend are going to take some time to digest before I can even venture a coherent message to takeaway from their occurence.
That digestions will not take place today though. Because this blog is taking the day of from football and food to stand for something.
I never want this blog to become political. But I do want it to make a statement — like many blogs — for something it belives strongly for. Not only that, I want this blog to live out an ideal we heard in the Paterno family statement. It was an ideal that Paterno lived every day of his life, and I think, as I join in prayer today with millions of all faiths and beliefs and stand up for the sanctity of human life, that it echoes appropriately.
Make an impact.
A tragedy, both moral and constitutional, has occurred in this country. And today I stand not against it in anger and misunderstood rage, but rather in hope and openness to create a culture in which minds and hearts can be changed. I stand in support of the hope that the people in this country can find value in that Divine Spark, and I stand in support of those who recognize that the quiet voice of inspiration can never be heard when it is proclaimed as “unwanted” and done away with even before seeing the light of day.
Today, I’ll live what Paterno preached. I will make an impact, and I will stand up for the right to life for all human beings.