- I was glad to see this outcome:
- Jubilant that she was found safe, relatives of an Oregon teenager who went missing in Brazil and set off a fevered search were left to wonder Thursday how someone they saw as responsible could have disappeared for four days without telling them her plans.
Mckensie Martin, 17, turned up in the Brazilian coastal city of Salvador on Thursday, hundreds of miles from the city where she has been an exchange student for the past few months.
Al Qaeda continues sowing its mayhem. I wonder how they possibly can think that they shall reap anything else.
But that’s not the point of this post.
I just read this over at Yahoo! News:
The Qaeda group led by America’s deadliest foe in Iraq on Thursday claimed bombings that ripped through luxury hotels in Jordan’s capital and killed 57 people.
In Wednesday night’s closely synchronized attacks, two bombs exploded while crowds were celebrating weddings, leaving blood and destruction at Amman’s Grand Hyatt and the nearby Radisson SAS. A third blast targeted a Days Inn hotel.
Al Qaeda in Iraq, led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said in a statement on an Islamist website that “a group of our best lions” had carried out the attacks.
Their best lions blow themselves to bits with the intent of killing a bunch of others, most (if not all) of whom have done them no personal harm.
We can criticize them and mock them and condemn them for that. (They certainly deserve no glory or commendation for such deeds.)
But I ask you — What do your faith’s best lions do and with what intent?
And — Are you one of your faith’s best lions?
- Brazilian authorities said Wednesday that a 17-year-old American girl was missing since Sunday night, when she was last seen trying to hitchhike to Brasilia.
Do you need someone else for whom to pray?
I know, I know — the world is full of missing (and un-missed) children.