Day 47

”The UN estimates that nearly 200,000 people have been killed in the Syrian Crisis over the last 3 years.” says BBC news update in Nov’ 2014.

I feel like such a hypocrite. So much of the news is about the violent losses of life in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine – lots of young and innocent people among them. I don’t remember mourning any of those lives lost. It is unjust and upsetting but really ….. did I pay those bits of news the attention they deserved? One death of a loved one is so devastating. I cannot imagine what it must be like for those communities and countries to have incurred such huge losses!

Are ‘those people’ not just like you and me? Are ‘those people’ not our very own? How is our grief different from their’s? How can we be made to believe that those deaths are well-deserved? Whatever the media might say but war is never the answer. Do we take any responsibility as individuals and as nations to stand up against violence? This is our world. Our responsibility.

I love. I feel. I am.

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