Monday, May 2, 2011

On the Death of Osama Bin Laden

I remember crying and grieving for days at the destruction and loss of Sept 11th, 2001. Yet I can not understand the cheering in the streets for the death of a man. I mourn the loss of any life, even that of a killer. I hope that we can condemn the actions of persons, without rejoicing when more violence is taken. Dr. King said it best.

Unknown author, "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, Jr