Justice?

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.

Namaste~

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4 thoughts on “Justice?

  1. You are not alone, sister dear!. I watched until the President finished speaking and then turned it off. I understand the feelings of those who were celebrating, but I wondered what does that make us. Are we then any different from those who celebrated over the deaths of American soldiers? When we learn that to celebrate death, brings more death and hostility? I understand that there was a group outside the White House that was praying. That’s what we need to do. Toi, I just read Chip’s comments. Clearly our parents taught us well.

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