Sunday, September 11, 2005
This is a day nobody could possibly forget; a day that had brought out the worst face of terrorism. And the most poignant part of this day being the thousands who suffered for no fault of theirs...and the thousands related to the perished, who'd have to bear these brutal memories and scars, for life.
I couldn't believe the pictures being shown on TV that day in 2001; nobody could. Planes slamming into the World Trade Centers!! Whoever would have thought of that...except for these terrorists who seem to be existing without a heart, without a soul, without anything related to humanity, barring the physical traits. At times, I am seized by this crazy desire to sit with these terrorists, speak to them and try to understand what motivates them to resort to such extreme barbarism, in what way has the common man wronged them and why they vent their frustration on the innocents. Would their God ever appreciate what they are doing to the world? Can hatred ever assume such gigantic proportions? I can't even start to think what it would take to wipe terrorism off earth for once and for all. Honestly, I am so overcome with my helplessness today...I am reminded that I am not in a position to bring about any change whatsoever, no matter how much I desire for love to reign supreme in the world. And once again I find myself looking up and asking Him how much longer would He just sit there and watch the proceedings here. It's His world that man is shredding to pieces. Doesn't He think it's about time He taught man a lesson he would never forget? How much more bloodshed would this planet need to endure, how many more precious and noble lives would be snuffed out by this wave of malevolence?
As always there are more questions than answers. Fresh threats have been issued...and this time the targets pointed out are Los Angeles and Melbourne. In this moment of despair, all I can do is send up a sincere prayer...Lord, if it's your duty to punish the culprits, it is also your duty to protect the blameless. Trust is fast disappearing...it seems to be a mere word in the dictionary. But never let our trust in you falter. And I have always believed that betrayal is known only to man...never to you. Keep the innocent in your tender care always. Do not bring us to the test but deliver us from all that is evil.