Monday, May 2, 2011

Today

It's been a long, good day of vacation.
When I "surface" into the real world, it's a day of mixed emotions.

Emotions that would take too long to process and honestly, I'm not ready to be public with them.

However, this quote, posted on Facebook by my cousin, really really helps start to put into words, the feelings I have related to the national news of Osama bin Laden's death.

"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.” - - Martin Luther King, Jr.

I also think this Biblical passage, posted by Rick Warren also help process this day from a Christian perspective....

"I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people.I only want them to turn from wicked ways so they may live" Ezekiel 33:11

I closed last night on Facebook, shortly after hearing the news with this blessing, taken from Numbers 6:24-26, we would say at the end of each youth group gathering (when I was a teenager) ....It continues to be my prayer today, for everyone....

May the Lord bless you and keep you,
May the Lord make His face shine upon you,
and be gracious unto you,
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

May we ultimately find peace in this crazy, chaos-filled world.

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