So apparently Osama Bin Laden is dead and America is supposed to be celebrating. Why in heaven’s name would I celebrate someone’s death? It seems more than ever this opens a new chapter for love and hate. I’m choosing love and not to cheer. I’m choosing prayer instead of fear.
I want to love inspite of the hate that seems to surround this circumstance. I want to allow people their way of feeling this “victory” and I also fear my judgements of them. For in judging them I repeat this same cycle that creates such struggle. Nothing left to say besides some great words from MLK. (wow, I’m on a rhyming kick today)
“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