Some Hope

Last night 25 people, mostly teenagers, were shot and wounded in Chicago. How tragic. As violent crime escalates in parts of the city, there are some who are risking their own lives to help bring hope and change. They’re known by some as The Interrupters.  I just watched a film that chronicles their amazing and heroic efforts to make a difference in the lives of young people tempted by and drawn into violent lives.  The film is well done and moving but not for the faint of heart.  Perhaps it’s time for some of us to open our eyes to reality and try to understand what is going on and why.  The problem is not just “guns” but rests with the brokenness of human lives.  While the footage is raw, the work of The Interrupters is inspiring and worth knowing about. We need more people like this — men and women who care for their communities not just in the city but everywhere. I’m praying for these courageous men and women. 


1 Response to “Some Hope”

  1. October 17, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Thanks for the heads up on this one.

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