How devastating it is to lose a son? Or, losing a member of your family to an untimely death and brutal killing? This is a jaw-dropping reality that we read and watch on the news and this should never happen. But hey, it did! A mother's plea was not heard. We are not living in the savage era but, I guess ... some parts in this world ... they still are. For us who respect life, who feared the punishment of God, and who loves humanity ... we are shaken to the core knowing that some humans are not acting humanely.
We will not point our fingers who to blame. This story is so complicated that even if we debate the issue, the life of Steven Sotloff will never be back and his family will never be the same ever again. I pray that God will bring comfort to his mom, his family and his friends who loves him. I pray that those who are responsible will suffer the consequence and there will be justice.
Let us examine ourselves ... our conscience, what do we get from this devastating news? Do we continue to hate? Live in anger? What do you think? The government should do something ... then, what?
Here's what I shared in my Facebook yesterday, the words of wisdom from #MahatmaGandi :
“When I despair, I remember that all through history
the way of truth and love
have always won.
There have been tyrants and murderers,
and for a time,
they can seem invincible,
but in the end,
they always fall. Think of it--always.”