I am closely following, as I'm sure you are following, the events in Mumbai, India as the crisis enters the third day of terror. News of the Rabbi and his family's murder, news of the father and daughter visiting India as part of a meditation group from Virginia, news of a Jewish man from Vancouver who escaped, news of the young Indian boy whose entire family have been killed and no one has the heart to tell him about it, pictures of blood and bags and shoes left behind when the bodies of the dead were removed from the train station.
And now news that most of the terrorists were Pakistanis. The blame game will begin in hours... India against Pakistan.
I can do nothing but pray. There are likely bodies yet to be found. There may be injured dying without help inside buildings still under seige. Other injured in pain and living each moment in terror. The security people and police are obviously in need of our prayers for their safety, for their comfort, for their sanity. We certainly need to pray for the officials of the Indian, Pakistani, British, US and other countries government for clarity of thought and action.
My hope is that we pay attention and not look away or become desensitized to the horror. We cannot allow this to become normal or acceptable. We must continue to work for peace and justice, safety and security for everyone.... every single person in the world.
May the God who makes us all One touch our hearts to motivate us to work for justice and comfort us in our greif.