A blog to share about Adrenal insufficiency, Addison's Disease, Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, Music, Inspiration, Scrapbooking and other elements viewed through the lens of my life. I'm hoping that others who are traveling this journey may find some commonality, and maybe some information and inspiration.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Somber thoughts

‎"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." --Martin Luther King, Jr

I am not standing in judgement of those who have been rejoicing in the streets over the death of Osama bin Laden. I am just not in the same place mentally. I do hope that the families of the victims of terrorism can find some relief and sense of justice in this. 

But everything about terrorism makes me very sad. Part of that sadness is how very, very twisted people can become - people like Hitler, like bin Laden, like Pol Pot and Stalin. It breaks my heart that humans can be so far off base about the heart of God. I am saddened that people can become so dangerous to their fellow human beings that they need to be eliminated. 

In all of this I am also very grateful for the brave service members who risk their own lives to protect ours. I only hope that this will somehow work out to mean that they can all come home sooner.

1 comment:

trish said...

This is why we are friends...
I have been struggling with some of the comments and reactions to the elimination of Bin Laden. I just felt like rejoicing and partying int he streets was some how not quite God's will. And though I am relieved he is no longer a threat to us (despite there being many others willing to replace him) I felt like he must have mattered to someone and that God calls us to at least pray for our enemies, no?
I love that we are like minded about the big things in life and we dont even need to discuss it.