“We’ve learned to fly the air like birds, we’ve learned to swim the seas like fish…and yet we haven’t learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
On Friday the 13th of November 2015:
Paris experienced terrorist attacks,
Japan experienced an earthquake,
Baghdad experienced a bombing at a funeral,
Beirut experienced a suicide bombing,
and Mexico experienced an earthquake.
President Barack Obama said that the “skies have been darkened by the horrific attacks” in Paris, but the skies have darkened everywhere around the world.
Seeing the Tricolour across the faces of my friends and family on Facebook gives me the assurance that we do have the humanity and the compassion that we need to defeat hatred in the world. The tragedy that has befallen Paris is by no means trivial, but neither are the daily tragedies in Yemen that result from the indiscriminate airstrikes or the genocide taking place in Syria. So, please, pray for Paris, but pray, too, for the nations that may not be as familiar to us, but suffer just as much. I know we are capable of standing united in the face of adversity.
Mes pensées vont aux victimes de ces attentats terribles à Paris et leurs proches.