What I learned from the Osama Bin Laden's Death
He whipped off the crumbs of his cheese burger from his laps and belched as he took the last swig of orange soda. Flustered and confused he said, “Life sucks. You live the life they tell you to. They say work hard and the rewards of your sweat and toil will soon follow. They say live a righteous and kind life and the good you put out into the world will come back to you two-fold. The world is a crazy, unfair, messed up place and all they can tell me is, put your trust in God. Where was God when those innocent children were being killed in Rwanda and the Congo? where was God when all those Zimbabweans were being burned alive in South Africa? dictators like Mugabe live a hundred years while the innocent die at 30. Where is God now? Mexican mothers loose there kids to violence as drug cartels blow up the innocent in front of churches and cathedrals. If God exists then he must have favorites because Lindsey Lohan just got another get out of jail free card while the poor get thrown into prison for less ”
That was me sipping on orange soda that day as I watched the world go crazy upon hearing the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death. I thought to myself, “Maybe through all our personal struggles, good sometimes does prevail and regardless of how small the odds are, sometimes good does indeed shine through even though it may take a little time; the glistening moment never lasts forever, but its enough to show us that the battles worth fighting for and the burdens that we bare can be overcome.” Although I understand the jubilation, one should never really rejoice over someone’s death but with that stated, Bin Laden’s death was a teachable and oddly inspiring moment for me and maybe those who strive for the greater good.
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