They say, you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have left- perhaps this is true, it’s a pending notion. On a special day like Good Friday it’s the elements of sacrifice that are heightened.
The term is defined as an offering for a higher purpose. Its magnitude is far deeper than the eye meets, it varies from person to person, and it’s grant. Represented as the purest and most selfless way to love something or someone, I question whether you have ever had to make a sacrifice for a purpose based on a circumstance? If so, hold that thought.
Easter means magic and miracle. It exemplifies elements of love, sacrifice, suffering, uncertainty, and questions justice. It ties in with patience, with comprehending what cannot be understood; it juggles the concept of faith, how and why?
But to make it all fit isn’t often the case. No love comes without an expense, whether it’s yourself, a loved one, your family, your friendship, your career or anything that might be affected. In most cases one or more of these elements will suffer for the greater good of sacrifice.
It’s not always fair, no. But if we can count on something in this season it’s the presence of faith because “To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see” Hebrews 11:1-2.
It’s unbelievable to see that one person can stop a whole nation. The impact is still rumbling like the aftershock of an earthquake. Hours of anticipation and terror stumbled upon all consumed by such an event, resulting with nothing but fatal consequences.
I question justice for those that have been innocently killed but first for the many women previously assaulted and families disrespected by Man Haron Monis. Why wasn’t justice served when the identity of a unit, an individual, and a dangerous citizen, irrelevant to religious affiliation or national background were reported, identified, and recorded? Why do we come to our senses and exercise the best defence tactics when it’s too little too late?
With deep sadness we farewell and honor the two innocent lives lost due to state negligence and mental instability lead by a false and narrow view of fundamentalism. The justice system tiptoes around “human rights” and “freedom of speech” but as citizens we have the right to be protected at ANY cost. With a solid criminal history I believe that this man or any other that has the ability to cause harm should not be free under ANY circumstance.
But its not always fair. In this moment let’s also remember the 150 innocent lives of students and adults killed and injured recently in Pakistan. This is one of many other tragedies that are happening world wide.
Naturally it’s easier to blame than to comprehend fact and truth, in particular during times of hardship. As cliché as this sounds Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Therefore before you speak it’s important to understand, to learn and to think for a simple mind could do more damage than good.
With respect deepest condolences to the lives lost. In thoughts and in prayers. RIP!