Take a look. Take a good, hard look at the screenshot above. Does anybody else see something wrong with this picture?
You're looking at the current leaderboard for Pepsi's "Refresh Project" where ideas "that will have a positive impact on communities" can be submitted to receive up to $100,000 in funding from Pepsi. The winning ideas are selected by us, the people, who can vote for our favourite ideas once per day.
Here's what stands out to me. Out of the top four most voted-for ideas in each of the four funding categories above, nine out of twelve of them are for animals. Nine out of twelve. And those are just the ones that fit in the screenshot. The World Parrot Refuge and Wascally West Coast Wabbits are just a little lower in the standings.
Today is "Good Friday," the day when the world remembers Jesus' horrible crucifixion and death two thousand years ago. He was betrayed by one of his closest friends, arrested by his own people who he came to save, scourged mercilessly, stripped in humiliation, mocked with a crown of thorns pushed into his head, spat upon, beaten, forced to carry his own cross, nailed by his wrists and ankles to that same cross, hauled upright, and left hanging there to die. So what's so "good" about Good Friday? It certainly doesn't seem like a very happy event on the surface, does it?
I think much of the answer to that question lies in some of Jesus' last words while hanging on that cross, before finally giving up his life. "It is finished."