Looking at and thinking about what is going on with the police killings, the travesty of grand juries, and now the report released on torture, it brings to my mind (and perhaps as a theme for one or more services/sermons where appropriate) the following:
Could it be 'we' (the part of society that is 'in control') are planting and harvesting the seeds of the evil (crime, retaliation, terror, etc) by our actions and reactions? If so, what is the course to follow to harvest a sweeter crop? Listen to and HEAR the great teachers (and the littler ones) and their messages.
Wasn't this the basis of the 'celebrations' in the Northern Hemisphere that developed in this time of year? Now look at what is being harvested: "I want (stuff); I give (stuff).
What is going on sucks, and here is what is needed to be done about it . . . .