Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve:
to give, and not to count the cost,
to fight, and not to heed the wounds,
to toil, and not to seek for rest,
to labour, and not to ask for any reward,
except that of knowing that we do your will.
[Tom Fox did.]
Ignatius of Loyola, soldier and founder of the Jesuits (1491-1556)
No offense intended to the family and friends of Natalie Holloway. I'm just ticked that a cute blonde vacationer gets more attention from F-word News than people who actually want to try to make a difference in a part of the world that thanks to our government, has become hell on earth.
Here's what my dear friend Hedgehog has to say, in an earlier comment to this blog:
Let's pray and send good wishes to all the captives in harm's way. Jill Carroll, Norman Kember, Harmeet Sooden, and James Loney.
Norman Kember's family feels that he will be the next to be killed because he is British. He is 74 years old. He has been abused, as the videos show. He is barely able to stand up straight.
Also, please send your good thoughts to the three women Peacemakers who have refused to leave Iraq, despite immense pressure from the US to do so.
They live among the Iraqis, despite the attempts of the US to force them into "secure" areas and monitor their movements.
They explain that they do not want to die or be taken hostage or die, but they will stay as long as their presence is "more help than harm."
They ask that their pictures not be printed, for reasons of security. Other than that they depend on the trust they have established with the Iraqis to protect them. They do not believe in violence.
They are Anita David age 60, Maxine Nash age 43, and Peggy Gish age 63.
Please keep them in your thoughts. Now that Iraq has descended into chaos we need Peacekeepers more than ever.
[and from her blog] ...please stay away from Fox News. They are poison. They lie. They seek out the worst possible parts of the human heart and cater to them, as Bush does. Don’t torture yourself by eating the poison of their lies.
Tom Fox’s life embodied the teachings of Christ. The kindness, the humility, the love of the helpless and the healing of the spirits of those less able to help themselves. He was a very good man. The people whose lives he touched will never forget him.
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