Friday, April 7, 2017

Compassion Melts our Hearts for the Children of Syria's War

A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi, 3, after boats carrying Syrian refugees to the Greek island of Kos capsized near the Turkish resort of Bodrum, Sept. 2, 2015.

..."Yet again, the world is watching gut-wrenching images emerge from the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Activists claim the Syrian government launched an airstrike on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the country's northwestern Idlib province. Scores of civilians, including many women and children, were reportedly killed.

Video footage surfaced on social media of small, frantic children being hosed off by rescuers in the hopes of washing away whatever lethal chemical agent had hit them. Other gruesome reports showed corpses hastily wrapped in blankets, victims with foam coming out of their mouths and a chilling scene of lifeless boys, their torsos bare, eyes open and limbs contorted in shock."

Bridget Mary's Response:
As we viewed the horrific images of inncent children suffocating, convulsing and dying in Syria, our hearts melted with tenderness for them. As Caroline Meyers writes in Defy Gravity: " Wisdom allows you to melt into others, and the more you melt, the more compassion is awakened." 
I pray for a resolution that will bring lasting peace and justice to all the people of Syria and to all involved in the wars in the Middle East. 
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP,

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