Sometimes I look around me and see some of the most wonderful, joyful people being taken from us while bottom-feeding piles of human stink go on stinking. It is frustrating, infuriating, even. When I saw the reports that Reid Mullins had passed, it was both saddening and maddening. He was a spectacularly kind and generous man, whose heart was filled with compassion and love.
Red Mullins was a good guy - one of the "white hat brigade," and though I didn't agree with him on some issues, he was always respectful and made one feel guilty for disagreeing with him.
It was one thing when he was gone from the airwaves at KTOK for reasons that only God himself knows, but to have him called home? I want to just go outside and scream at the top of my lungs, "Why?!?!?!" It's not fair. It just isn't right. I'm being honest with you all. I am angry, confused, and I seriously disagree with God's choice where Reid is concerned. I know all of the Scriptures that talk about loss, that tell us that His ways are mysterious, that we have to be patient and trust. I know, in theory, those are all true. But back here on planet earth, I don't get it and it really pisses me off. Some of us deserve to be taken out of the game, but Reid? Heavens, no.
As petulant as I may seem to you, I understand if you frown upon my response to Reid's passing. I've just reached a saturation point of seeing so many of the good guys taken from us, leaving the remnants of mouth-breathing creodonts to dwell among us.
May your thoughts and prayers be extended to the Mullins family today and every day.