Monday, 21 July 2014

A world gone mad

As many good intension go - the goal to place an article at least once a week - has not been realised. The will was present but the planning, timing and energy was not. 

Here I am once again picking up the threads of my BLOGGING commitment ( it is not a burden you understand) just prioritising!

Summer has arrived - the weather has been kind to us this year. For months now, we dutch, have been treated to stable summery temperatures with a few disturbing factors thrown in for fun. Just a hailstorm or two, whirlwind and a heatwave to keep it interesting.

Our country is divided into 3 sectors, each starting the summer holidays a week or so apart. Today, Monday, the last of the 3 sectors has started it's school holiday season. The roads are less busy, the shopping centers too, where-as the fun parks, family campings and swimming pools cope with the attendance of the holidaying public. Life, as we know it- goes on. At least, on the surface so it appears.

This year the atmosphere is different, tainted, solemn- in shock. A plane filled with holiday makers and other travellers has been plucked from the air with disastrous consequences. Pain, disbelief, shock and horror filled the hearts of thousands as they received the news of this enormous disaster. It doesn't really matter what nationality these unsuspecting travellers had - united they died despite their backgrounds, not because of it. 

I cannot comprehend the enormity of this deed.

How someone, somewhere and for whatever reason had the nerve to push a button, pulled the trigger or whatever, that sealed the fatal fate of so many. Nothing justifies this ( or any other for that matter) ACT OF VIOLENCE

On board were 298 people. Men, woman, children! Hopes, dreams, aspirations, plans - future, past and present! To those families left behind - what a tragedy they now have to come to terms with. Gut wrenching, unfathomable, grief strikken! I for one, cannot comprehend the enormity of this pain. At this moment, I think the notion that - loving memories will help and sustain you - right now won't foot the bill, if ever!

Why write about this event? Because I need to 'get the noise' out of my head. The unrest, the frustration, the horror, the confusion. Somehow when I write it settles my mind and 'clears' my head.

Words don't do justice to describe my emotions - just that I am full to overflowing with compassion, love and prayerful support to those hurting.

And for those non-believers, No, GOD didn't shoot that plane down! Someone decided it was THE thing to DO! We have a responsibility - we have FREE WILL! And that responsibility is not as valued or treasured by some in the same way as it is by others.

Choose LOVE and you will be RIGHT every time!

John: 13:34-35

34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

1 Corinthians: 1:10

I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.

I cannot abide ill will - am allergic to animosity of anything of the 'un' nature. I am a lover of peace and attempt in my way to either avert, resolve or divert dissension. To those who agree to disagree with me, that is their privilege. To those seeking my company I say welcome, to those who avoid me I say welcome, to those near and far, welcome. 

Right now- I am trying to make sense of a world gone mad.

We humans are losing the plot!

Every day thousands die - when will de killing STOP?

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