While many in the US were celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden (OBL), killed by US Navy Seals in a clandestine operation on the first of May, 2011, there was no Muslim outrage condemning his death in Pakistani territory from his supposed Al Qaeda, Taliban and Muslim Extremists or Fundamentalist supporters.
Is this a sign of the waning of support to his cause with even many of those interviewed from among the Muslim community across the US welcoming the breaking news as a sign of relief?
The Master Terrorist who had inspired many suicide bombings killing thousands of Muslims, Americans and innocent civilians from around the globe which included the daring yet infamous 911 attacks inside the US itself failed to elude his own death this time.
[Read on our related Yahoo News Link - "Death Comes for the Master Terrorist - Osama bin Laden"]
In Proverbs 14:22, “Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness?”
[Read on another related link under National Catholic Register - "Was Osama bin Laden Chronically Stupid or What?]
Do we not find true peace and love if we choose to love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and love our neighbors in God's grace with compassion, care, mercy and forgiveness?
Otherwise, do we not find more stress in our life as we hide from the truth and see the true light of God?
In Matthew 7:15, 19-20, Jesus said while preaching to the crowd, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly they are ferocious wolves… Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.”
Over the years, US intelligence found it very difficult to locate Osama bin Laden until very recently, as they were closely following his most trusted courier, Sheikh Abu Ahmed of Kuwait, they found what seemed to be a very likely hiding place for OBL, a high-fenced mansion ironically situated a few hundred yards away from Pakistan's prestigious Military Academy.
And after weighing his options, President Obama gave the go signal for a carefully planned raid into the compound until the elite Team Six of the US Navy Seals successfully accomplished the operation with the death of OBL.
[Read on another Yahoo News link - "Phone Call by Kuwaiti Courier Led to bin Laden"]
Seeing the Light in Jesus
How many times have we seen haughty and proud men who have abused and caused death to mankind, in that they have become evil in their ways, fall down from power and humbled by God?
In the death of Osama bin Laden, may we see the light and do what is good for man, and open our eyes that we may find wisdom as we veer away from darkness and evil.
That we should see the message of Easter as the dawn of a new beginning renewing ourselves to be one with God as Jesus has paved the way in fulfilling heaven’s plan to redeem man through his passion and death on the cross, his miraculous resurrection and ascension.
And that we may learn to carry our own cross, deny ourselves by being humble and selfless in our efforts to lead others to him in this life that they too may see God’s promise of eternal life (read Luke 9:22-23).
In 1 John 2:15-17, St. John, through divine guidance from the Holy Spirit tells us, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world – the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does – comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”
May we always remember that God created everything in this world and in the universe, with man and his God given talents making possible the discovery of more wonderful things for man to enjoy life on earth. And that without God, we are nothing.
[Read on this related post, "God's Awesome Works in God's Awesome Creation and the Messiah in Jesus," that we may better understand God and believe in Him with an open heart.]
While Jesus was praying, upon his baptism at the River Jordan by John the Baptist, and as stated in the gospel of Luke 3:21-22, “heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.’”
With power over life and death, as God is in him and he in God, Jesus is our true Redeemer who is the Truth, the Way and the Life.
Is it not appropriate that we use all things to glorify His Holy Name by doing what is good for man?
Have we truly asked ourselves and realize the fundamental truth in this question, can we carry anything with us after our death? Is not everything material left here on earth when we die? Is not only our spirit that remains in us as we are summoned by our Creator when our time has come?
Hence, while here on earth, is it not proper to thank him for his goodness by using all things material for the love of God and man that we may attain salvation?
As God has revealed to us that we are made in His image and likeness, therefore, do we not consider our body sacred that is worthy to be praised and filled with anything that is good and pleasing to Him?
In the beginning during the days of creation, as in Genesis 1:26, “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
Once again, while it is true that we are made masters of God's creation, Jesus reminds us not to lose our soul by clinging to what is worldly or evil. In Matthew 16:25-26, he tells his disciples, “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?”
And in Proverbs 15:33, "The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor."
[Read on our related post on "Wall of Water Slams Japanese Town on Yahoo News and Divine Mercy Chaplet" and go to its links on Sister Faustina's Vision of Hell and see real Hell is]
In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus says, “Come to me all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Just pray and lift up to God all our problems, troubles, sufferings, trials and tribulations, and ask forgiveness for our sins as we forgive those who have wronged us as they seek to make amends with us, and think of no malice against others or be judgmental and God will take care of the rest as we do what is best, ever productive and honest in God's eyes as we do our work and chores, for the good of our family and for the good of others as well.
In this way we are cleansed of all evil and we are ready to accept Him as our true God and Savior through the Holy Spirit - the Sacrament of Baptism in water, in the name of the Father, the Son and in the Holy Spirit is the first step for a true Christian believer to be cleansed and be under Christ’s shield and direction towards salvation - ever prayerful for his faithfulness, love, mercy, guidance and protection.
Just trust in Him and follow his words and commandments in praises and good works and you will see abundant blessings, miracles, good health and peace in your life.
May God continue to guide and bless us all as we keep Jesus in our hearts.
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