Friday, April 03, 2015

Good Friday 2015

Time for reflection so with travels to NY and elsewhere in the US still fresh in my mind, the pictures below of the  memorials in NY to those who died in the 9/11 attacks seem apt for this Good Friday.

The reports yesterday and today of more killings of innocents, this time in Kenya are perhaps food for more thought on the potential for man's inhumanity to man.

History was never my strongest academic subject at school but the Crusades fought by C13 King Richard the Lionheart from England and presumably Saladin in Palestine, where people seem to have been attacked ostensibly on religious grounds - as in the attacks yesterday in Kenya - illustrate all too sadly, how slow mankind is at becoming truly mature, gentle, loving and wise.

Killings in the Middle East  continue  today with in my view at least, hardly any change in ostensible reasons for the slaughter, over eight centuries.

Good Friday is a time I think in C21 as much as in C13, for reflection on the  intermingling of  men and women's strengths and weaknesses and of the continuing need there is, for mankind's  strength in wisdom, to benefit  us all rather than focusing simply on self; easy to write at least but no less the truth.

Presumably real wisdom is the antithesis of real selfishness?

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