Twice in one month, Texas has been ravaged by monumental tragedy.
But both times through all the pain and sorrow, we have learned: in difficult times we can indeed depend on each other.
It's this week's Uncut Commentary.
It's easy to become jaundiced when you hear of a mother beaten to death by her son on Mother's Day. However, again this week, the silent actions of strangers have momentarily drowned out the madness among us.
One month ago today, it was West. That explosion reverberated around the world, but within minutes so many ran and rode to the rescue that county officials had to beg people to turn around.
They choked up the highways.
Then this week, Granbury, Cleburne and Ennis were raked by nature's violence.
Strangers, seeing a need, decided to fill it. When they saw a tear, they sought to dry it.
No one wanted to be paid or take credit, just help.
It reaffirms that most are still good, decent people and it provides a reminder that Dr. Martin Luther King's words about hope in difficult time, spoken 45 years ago, still ring true: Only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.
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