Barbara's Random Thoughts

Thursday, July 07, 2005


This morning. I don't really have any words.


Ok. I do have some words. I read this news story on the London explosions, and was really annoyed, even angered by the way it ends: with a description of how the event has affected the currency market and oil prices.

Is this really necessary? Why does it immediately leap to monetary concerns? Yes, of course, there's going to be an effect on national currencies and the world economy, blah blah blah. But there are bigger concerns here, like, oh, the 1000+ people injured? The families of the 30+ people killed? A grieving city and nation?

And yet, who am I to get all angry about this misplaced emphasis on things that aren't ultimately important? One of my first thoughts was for my own personal safety when I fly into London in two weeks. What about that day I'll be back in London at the end of the trip, sightseeing with Eric and Melody, two of the college kids from GHBC? How will this affect where we go, what we do? My thoughts did go to several friends who are not so far away from this, but my first thoughts were so selfish. My own self-interest is so strong, so deeply-seated. God give me a heart that thinks of others first, that cares for the grief of others before my own petty concerns.
| posted by Barbara | 7:03 PM