I will 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 Jr.
This was posted on my friend's Facebook status this morning. Now I know why she's my friend.
I wondered why I didn't really feel the same sense of pleasure or happiness about the death of an evil man that the rest of our countrymen seemed to be feeling. Instead, I was thinking about the families who lost their loved ones in service to our country and on that fateful day in September 2001. The end of this man's life did not bring anyone back.
Do I think it was necessary? Probably. But instead of rejoicing, I am remembering...not only the loss of those thousands of people...but of my own loss as well.
If we could put the energy of the last few days into love for others, we truly could change the world. Now don't go getting your panties in a bunch. I'm not saying you have to love those who do evil...just focus on love for humanity in general.
Ok, let the bitch slaps commence.