Sunday, November 15, 2015

Pray For The World...

It's not Paris we should pray for. It's the WORLD. It's a world in which Beirut, reeling from bombings two days before Paris, is not covered in the press. A world in which a bomb goes off at a funeral in Baghdad and not one person's status update says, 'Baghdad', because not one white person died in that fire.

Pray for the world that blames a refugee crisis for a terrorist attack. That doesn't pause to differentiate between the attacker and the person running from the very same thing you are. Pray for a world where people walking across countries for months, their only belongings upon their backs, are told they have no place to go.

Say a prayer for Paris by all means, but pray more, for the world that doesn't have a prayer for those who no longer have a home to defend. For a world that is falling apart in all corners, and not simply in the towers and cafes we find so familiar.


b3nc0 said...

Thank you for your sensible post! Since Friday I only read one other editorial on G+ and heard one journalist on Belgian national TV to talk about how they doesn't cover / people and World leaders don't cry/care for other places (oriental places) where terrorist attacks occur… I'll repost your words with a link on Tumblr and G+ if you don't mind?

yann said...