Monday, May 2, 2011

Mercy

We were in bed when Mallie Bee came in and told us the breaking news that Osama Bin Laden was dead.  We turned the t.v. on and stayed up until President Obama had finished speaking.  This morning we watched more coverage, including impromptu gatherings across the country in celebration.

It is unsettling for me to witness cheering for someone's death, even for the most evil among us.  I don't know if that makes me a bleeding heart liberal or crazy, but like each of us, this man was born into a family that had the highest of hopes for him.  Instead, his path would break their hearts in three thousand places and surely they must have wondered when they heard the news, if his God would show him any mercy.

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