~ Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. ~ Thomas Jefferson
I like what I'm reading here. Last Wed. while checking out at Costco, the checker, who goes to the same church, after complimenting me on being a good lector, asked what I thought about Bin Ladin's death. I was rather surprised, and said that part of me was breathing a sigh of relief, as I felt he was a bad man, and was not repentant. Yet, I told him that if I was to call myself a strong Catholic Christian, I shouldn't rejoice, because God mourns every soul who doesn't reach out for His welcome. I also said that nobody knew for sure what the man's fate is, as only God can judge. There is a chance that when Bin Ladin saw Christ at the moment of death, his eyes may have been unclouded. I know that we may see Hitler or Stalin or Mao, or many others someday in Heaven. It's hard to fathom, but God is so all-loving and so all-knowing, that we need to leave it to Him. And, yes, we should pray. Sometimes, I'd remember to pray for him while he was still alive, and have prayed a few times for him since his death. Who knows? All will be made clear to us someday. In the meantime, we can be thankful that his reign of terror is over, but if we celebrate, we are sinking to something which does not glorify our Lord. God bless all on this thread. You are the most prayerful bunch I've ever "met." :) Kate
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Thank you Blessed Mother for calling us continually to your side in prayer. Your love of your Son,Jesus brings our focus to Him. Nothing is too big for HIm to handle , even our fear and concern. God Bless all who turn to our Lord Jesus. I give him my all and will not worry.
Into marvelous light I'm running out of darkness out of shame by the light you are the truth you are the light you are the way.....
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We have power over terrorism--the rosary. So let us increase our time saying the rosary instead of being fearful. We have power in going to daily Mass, so let us try to go more often (if we can). We have power in go to Eucharistic Adoration, so let us go once a week or more. Let be faithful and not fearful.
While I cannot rejoice in his death, it is welcome. Yes, I had forgotten to prayfor him. I think this falls under the power of the state to do things ie make and enforce laws and punish wrongdoers - even with death. One of those areas that fall under the "give unto Caeser" areas imho.
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Artchr you are right that celebrating a death will not make anything better. I hate to see a country that claims to be Christian act in this way. My first thought was to pray for his soul and all thous he had killed.
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He (the devil himself)OBL had close to 3,000 or more people killed that horrific day in Sept. 01, and I am hoping this nears the end of the terrorism!! I, frankly, am glad he is out of our lives and especially those of the families who still mourn those innocent victims of 9/11. He was GUILTY of doing what he did; he claimed responsibility. He was such a coward he did not even surrender Sunday night.He had to be shot.......so he would not go to prison and probably be killed there.
I am hoping this brings us all closer together! Good will reign!! God will reign too!!
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The following has been my status on Facebook: "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. (thanks to many who have posted this)
Pretty much sums it up.
Pray. Pray. And when you're tired of praying... pray more.
I fear retaliation. The last several terrorist actions claimed by Al-Quita were carried out by another faction of the organization in Yemen WITHOUT any direct input or orders from Bin Laden. This scares me to bits.
All but one of my children are too young to remember 9/11. My child that remembers 9/11 was in first grade, so his comprehension of the event has grown as he has. He has little recollection of life before 9/11.
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I was really surprised when I heard about the death of Osama Bin Laden. What shocked me more, however, was how people were rejoicing and celebrating in the streets. In certain situations a death can be justified, but rejoicing in that death can never be. No matter what someone does in this life, we must always pray that God has mercy on their soul. We must always remember to pray for our enemies. I know others may not agree with me, but I just felt I needed to make this statement.
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