Justice we can use

Some people go through life without experiencing love.

But today, we all experience justice. Put the economy, the environment , and the bad debt aside.

It’s the kind of justice we can use. Black and white kind of justice. Not just the American way. It’s universal. It brought closure to the 3000 families and a plundering decade.

Like you, I can still see the inferno in my mind as if it just happened yesterday.  It actually killed Peter Jennings who was anchoring ABC News at the time.

Mr Jennings also co-authored The Century (America 1900-2000). He must have examined in-depth the multitude of stories: the good, bad and ugly. But 9/11 dealt him a knock-out blow. (He took up smoking again, which eventually ended his life).

Since Bin Laden denied thousands of innocent people their rightful and productive lives , his was finally revoked. I wish Mr Jennings were still here to deliver that ABC news brief.

Justice is surpassed only by love, according to St Paul. This weekend, we got a glimpse of both : from the wedding in England to the takedown in Pakistan. I know it’s been painful: the agony, anxiety and anger. Finally we can use some justice. Not a moment too late. To be human among a sea of humanities at this moment is a privilege. I will always remember the night I read this news. My “where were you when they shot JFK moment”. Not every day is the same. Not in this Century. I am sure the next co-author of 21st Century will have to include this night’s (5/1/2011) as very noteworhty.


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