Manchester – Love for All, Hate for None

The news from Manchester is devastating… The unbearable thought that so many loved ones will never return home. That so many will have to go through such agonising grief and trauma.

Like so many, I cried for them all…

And we hear how the community pulled together and how taxi drivers ferried people home free of charge and my heart aches in a different way.

This awful act was perpetrated by sick fanatics. People who seek to destroy in order to create hate, fear and pain.

In this sense I’ve decided to honour all those who have lost so much, by not being scared. I’m going to continue to live my life as before. So if I want to go to a concert, I will and not even think about it.

And I’m not going to hate or retaliate. Neither blame – I know that the perpetrators of this vile act do not represent the majority of Moslems.

I send my condolences to those who have lost. And finally my thanks goes to those who have supported them.

I just didn’t now how to finish this post until I watched the coverage on the news tonight.  At the vigil held in Albert Square in Manchester was a banner that read:
“Love for All, Hate for None.”

I can’t add anything to that.

~ Sandra Peachey
Blogger & Believer

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The Priority of Worry

It was the 16th of July and a Monday – that I remember clearly…

I got a call – I had to get to the hospital quickly as my mother had been taken in…
“Don’t die today, please” I thought with irony “I’ve got such a busy week…”

Oblivious to my plans, she left this life anyway, as it was, in every way HER time, and suddenly none of the things that had been so important to me just seconds before, mattered an iota…

I like to remind myself of this at times – what is REALLY important – when I stress and chunter about details, discussions and deliberations.

I think of that day now and can’t even recall why all my worry and busy-ness were so important at the time; only instead feel a loving ache and a knowledge that though part of her is gone, my love for her remains, changes and is with me, whatever I have on the To Do list in my life…

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