As I write this, I am watching the news that Osama Bin Laden has been killed. Jubilation in the streets, hearing the reporters share what they know, reading ‘ding dong the $^&%#! is dead’ on Facebook, and I can’t help but feel a bit conflicted. I am happy that this particular terrorist is no longer in a position to harm us, but I struggle with being ‘happy’ for the killing of another human being, no matter how horrendous that person may be. What good comes of wishing ill will on another?
I struggle for words this evening. I pray for all those who have lost their lives at the hands of this evil. I pray for all those who are under the spell of this evil. I pray for all those whose lives have been impacted by the actions of this evil. I pray for all.
I’ll raise my American flag tomorrow, in support of our troops who are still fighting for freedom.