I admit it, I broke down and bought two papers this morning. There is a sick need inside for me to read MORE media chaos surrounding the trial. Grant it we are literally ONE county away from where this all happened.
I know me posting about the trial today is nothing original. Everyone in the blogging world will probably be picking the same topic.
I was just like you…glued to the t.v.- totally emotionally involved and invested in the case. I sat on the couch with my hands sweating at 2:12p.m. yesterday as they were gearing up to read the verdict. I had a deep sadness inside. I managed to utter a prayer- “Lord, whatever the outcome, let your mercy rain.”
Then the verdict was read. I didn’t gasp. I didn’t cry. I didn’t fall on the floor in solitary defiance…I sat quiet. Then I picked up my phone and sent a text to three people. Two are friends who were following the case like I was. My text said, “thoughts?” my third text was to my mom who was working. It said “she walks.- not guility.”
THEN I went and pulled up Facebook and Twitter. I posed the verdict and reiterated my question again- thoughts?- I got several responses. All were pretty much the same. Shock.
I scrolled through the TWITTER feeds. Oh my! I read some really interesting posts. Some of the posts I read were:
“Only God knows the truth.”
“What has happened to our justice system, this is just demonic”
“Saying Casey was not guilty was like setting Barabbas free.”
“Absolutely the worst miscarriage of justice I have ever heard or seen.”
Like I mentioned earlier…I caved and bought the papers this morning. One local and the USA today. I read through them. I read the media circus opinions. But I found one gem through the whole thing. The cartoon at the top of this post.
It made me smile.- If you watched the case AT ALL…you gotta admit…this IS funny!!
At the end of the day we can be mad, shocked, sad, furious etc. The reports have said people are standing outside of the Anthony home with people shouting curses and death threats, others are mourning Caylee. We can’t change it. The decision was made yesterday by 12 jurors and the Judge sent down the verdict.
We saw glimpses of the Anthony Family all during the trial. A mother and daughter who are less than cordial with each other. A father who has contemplated taking his own life. A brother who feels like an outcast and Casey who is so lost and confused. I know this trial wasn’t easy for any of them. What was already glaringly dysfunctional is now more under society’s microscope than ever. I know it’s easy to judge. I am guilty of it…a lot. But maybe, just maybe if we all took even 5 minutes out today and prayed for God to heal their hurts and restore their brokenness…we all might be surprised – IN A GOOD WAY- what just may happen.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Until next time,
See ya on the Random Side,