Monday, May 2, 2011

In God's Hands

We live less than two miles from Citizens' Bank Park, where the former world-champion Phillies play baseball.  Their game against the Mets was televised last night.  Cliff Lee was on the mound.  The game was a compelling reason for me to delay going to bed, but I couldn't keep my eyes open. I knew that with our bedroom window open, I'd be able to tell from the distant roar of the crowd what was going on. Or so I thought.

I couldn't hear exactly what the crowd was chanting, but I could tell that they were really revved up and I assumed the Phillies, who were trailing when I went to bed, had worked their usual ninth-inning magic.  Imagine my surprise when I found out  that not only had they lost in extra innings, but that the cheering was for the news that Osama bin Laden is dead.

I leave the judgment to God.  I have no remorse or feelings of sympathy for someone who personified evil.  I reserve my prayers for the souls whose very lives he stole and for the brave Navy Seals, who had to kill women used as human shields by the murderous men they lived with.  By now, Bin Laden knows first-hand how great is our God.


  1. I was about to go to bed early last night for like the first time in ages. I had a major presentation to make at work today and wanted a good night's rest. As I was about to go up, my wife called to me as she was watching the TV that a major newsbreak about Osama was going to come on. I wound up staying up until after 1 AM and had to go into work late this morning. 9/11 affected me greatly. I did not lose a family member or friend, but I knew quite a few that came close either worked in the World Trade or close by. I remember that day vividly. So i've become semi-obssessed about what happened on 9/11 and the fight on terror overall. I couldn't help but stay up.

    Hey, on a different note, your Phillies are doing very well. As predicted. My Orioles do seem improved, but it will be a struggle for them to stay at .500. But I am enjoying the season so far.

  2. I will say that the demise of the mastermind of 911 came as suddenly as his evil attacks on this country. I sure didn't see this coming. I'm happy the special forces who went in came out safely.

    yes, the Phils aren't doing too badly. It's so much easier to like you knowing you are an Orioles and not a Mets fan ;) LOL!

  3. LOLOL! But just think of the arguments we could have if I were. :-D


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