My sons childhood friend was brutally murdered on Friday night. It is hard to believe that it happened. As he left a Birmingham pub a number of young people surrounded him. One of them stabbed him in the heart and he bled to death. He was twenty six years old. I can't get it out of my thoughts, why would any one be that cruel. Why as humans do we do this to each other. I've spent most of the weekend comforting my son, he went on Holliday with Daniel the friend that lost his life, two weeks ago on a stag weekend. It was to celebrate another of the friends wedding in August. I try to use my faith and tell myself that in some way this was all part of a bigger plan. Maybe some day I'll understand but a great sadness hangs over me tonight. I feel for Daniel his girlfriend his parents and siblings and his friends. My son included. His mother said I wish it was yesterday, everything was okay yesterday. How suddenly things can change. I put it on here in the hope that people will send loving kindness to all mentioned and I hope Daniel has started his journey to the pure land.

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Comment by Johnathan Robertson on July 12, 2017 at 2:59

Keeping you, your son, and his friend in my thoughts. _/\_

Comment by David Brazier on July 11, 2017 at 16:58

Yes, our big society provides one kind of security but leaves us vulnerable in other ways.

Comment by Andrew on July 11, 2017 at 16:56
It's true that things can change so quickly and your life with it. I comment on it as it helps with coping to share. The truth is people don't care enough about each other and in the main we do not live in communities we live in micro communities made up mostly of family. Even in those micro communitities things can go wrong.
Comment by David Brazier on July 11, 2017 at 14:59

Yes, very sad. A tragedy for all. Humans are savage animals and it is perhaps rather amazing that we have reached a stage where these occurrences are relatively rare - I'm sure they were more common back in history and are still today in some parts of the world - but making general statements about it does nothing to lessen the grief of the particular occasion when we come up against it. Things can change so radically and poignantly in a moment.

Comment by Andrew on July 10, 2017 at 18:59
Such a waste of a young life. And all the people around him. Life not only so precious but so delicate.
Comment by Vajrapala Lut Moerman on July 10, 2017 at 15:59

So sad, I feel for you all.

Namo Quan Shyin Bosat!

Comment by Adam Dunsby on July 10, 2017 at 11:50

So sorry to hear that Andrew. These things are so difficult to understand, sometimes even more so when you are coming from a spiritual standpoint. I often think that we're mot meant to understand, or that we don't have the capacity to understand. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Namo Quan Shyin Bosat!

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My sons childhood friend was brutally murdered on Friday night. It is hard to believe that it happened. As he left a Birmingham pub a number of young people surrounded him. One of them stabbed him in the heart and he bled to death. He was twenty six years old. I can't get it out of my thoughts, why would any one be that cruel. Why as humans do we do this to each other. I've spent most of the weekend comforting my son, he went on Holliday with Daniel the friend that lost his life, two weeks…

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