Monday, May 2, 2011

Bin Laden & Ezekiel 33:11


I struggle with the celebration of Bin Laden's death.

I'm GRATEFUL his vindictive and terrorist influence is diminished. It was required for the higher good of humankind.

I'm PROUD of our armed forces for accomplishing the task to stand for liberty, justice, and peace on our behalf. We have a right to be proud of these men and women who serve to protect us.

But how are we any different than those of Bin Laden's following who "danced" in celebration of the thousands of deaths caused on 9/11 if we dance in celebration of Bin Laden and his family's deaths?

Are we truly better than Bin Laden and his camp if we go to the same level of lower vindictive "celebratory" vibration that he and his followers did upon the loss of our fellow patriots and loved ones?

I don't always understand these turns of events, the "how" or "why" they unfold, but I do know they are designed to teach us to show up better than those who we've deemed evil.

As my wise young nephew pointed out on Facebook: "Bin Laden's death definitely helps us to feel a little safer in this world, but the Bible says, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live.' Ezekiel 33:11. I find it very hard to not be happy over his death, but God says otherwise..."

If we are celebrating the death of a wicked man, I would venture to say that we are being invited through this biblical quote to also not become that of the wicked, but rather in this instance to live and show up in a Higher vibration as God intended us to live.

God bless the USA.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about the death not of a wicked man, but a man whose life goal was the reaction to American aggression in invading sovereign foreign nations in order to grab their oil?

Citizen of The Universe said...

"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

A Course In Miracles says,
"I could see Peace instead of this."

Every moment of our lives, WE HAVE A CHOICE, we have the Power to Choose exactly who we are, what we see and how we respond to it.

May all our Hearts come together to mourn the loss of lives of friend and foe alike, as we overcome the only true enemy - the Shadow of Fear - by choosing Love. To Love what IS.
Love Ourselves. Love One Another.

I choose this day to re-affirm my commitment to Peace, Cooperation and Unity by accepting my personal power and responsibility to Love in the face of fear.

Namaste. Gregory Myers

Carolyn Ferber said...

Dear Anonymous, Carolyn here. I appreciate and respect your comment; however, unless you walk or ride a bicycle to every destination you travel for work, pleasure, vacation, or social activity, mow your yard with a push reel mower and use hand clippers in those hard to reach places, you and the rest of us are the beneficiaries of this purported “American aggression in invading sovereign foreign nations in order to grab their oil.” I am not na├»ve that there are oil interests that the US is protecting via our presence in these countries in the name of “democracy.” But hypocrisy runs rampant when those who easily voice criticisms about how our government handles these affairs, while simultaneously indulging in the very freedoms we enjoy, such as flying and/or driving wherever we want to go, as a result of these decisions undergoing criticism.