Saturday, November 14, 2015

Some Thoughts on Paris

When I decided to start blogging again it was to make it easier for me to keep people updated on my cancer journey.  Lately I have been thinking about trying to blog more regularly, though life seems to keep getting in the way.  I never in a million years thought that my first, non-cancer post would be in the wake of such a horrific tragedy.

I've thought a lot about what happened last night in Paris, early waking insomnia gives one plenty of time to think.  I can't even begin to fathom what the people in Paris, or those that have loved ones in Paris are going through.  I can't even begin to fathom what the families of those that were killed are going through - or the wounded and their families.  My heart breaks for them.  But it also breaks for those Muslims that just want to live their lives in peace.  My heart breaks for the refugees that are fleeing from ISIS, just to have them follow.

It saddens me, and angers me, to read people's comments blaming all Muslims for the terrorist attacks, to see people blaming the refugees for the attacks.  The terrorist attacks yesterday were horrible, but let us remember that how we react, will have consequences in the days, months and years to come.

 Let us remember that the best way to thwart evil in this world is to show people the love of Christ.

#prayforparis #jesuisparis

1 comment:

  1. Well said Michelle. For all those that grieve, I feel for them. They have lost more than a person. I also feel for the families and friends of the terrorists. They may not have known their loved one was going to do this.

    I refuse to judge all muslims over this. We have those that raise riots here and I wonder whether there will be another gun weilding drama. But I truly beleive most want to live a peaceful and right life. As I said to a friend yesterday I am truly joyful that our Lord is a one of LOVE.