I will admit that the crisis in Israel hurts my heart but for more than one reason. Yes, for the selfish reason that 40 days from today I was supposed to board a plane for Jerusalem. For once in my life, I was doing something for me; a 15 day tour of the Holy Land. But as people continue to die what I want no longer seems to matter. Gaza is launching rockets at Jerusalem and the government buildings are being bombed in Gaza; people a dying. What are they dying for again? Do they even remember anymore?
Yesterday I was speaking to a professional woman who is from Egypt and she asked me if I had heard about the updates for the day, and I recounted what I knew. I told her that another leader from Hamas had been assassinated. She replied, “Thank God.” As we stood talking, I wasn’t sure that I agreed. Yes, this is horrible. Dictators are horrible; but war. Death of Innocent. What about loving your enemies? Remember that?