Saturday, November 17, 2012

Israel and Hamas

We are all, no doubt, on edge of our seats praying for the people and our sacred places of worship. The escalation and threats in the Jerusalem and Bethlehem are making me queasy. I keep thinking about St. Paul's vision. It is all gonzo. Prayer and penance. UPDATE Noteworthy comment in this story: Tel Aviv contends with rockets.
For the first time since the 1991 Gulf War against Iraq, a siren blared Wednesday in Tel Aviv warning of a possible incoming rocket that may have been an improved, longer-range missile. 
People ran for cover while others seemed bemused by the wail. An explosion was heard by some on the outskirts of the city.
There were people in the streets who were bemused as the rockets were exploding.

Truly nuts.

These comments resonated with me:

Yam Umi, a 30-year-old artist, was walking her dog in the street and said she was irritated with the aggression of both sides.

 "I'm more afraid of indifference of the people. The war has become an integral part of our life," she said.
The indifference is what's scaring me too.

1 comment:

Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

Carol, what St. Paul vision are you talking about?