The young man that robbed our house in Habanero was shot and killed last night attempting to rob another house. My heart goes out to his family that is left suffering. He traded his life for "stuff". I am sure his family would trade anything they own to have him back again.
It is a sad fact of life that the lust for "things" drives us to exchange our relationships, our time and our very lives for things that will pass away. We think these "things" will bring us what ever it is we are seeking, fulfillment, prestige, happiness, friends. But we are chasing empty dreams as this young man did. He was just 18 years old. What a tragedy.
Please pray for his family and all the other young men in Habanero. Pray this tragedy will be a reckoning for those seeking things of this world to bring them happiness. For our joy and sure satisfaction can only be found in living a life of self control, service, love and forgiveness in relationships with others and with God.