The Face of War

War is ugly and those who suffer most are the children. The image of this little Syrian boy covered in dirt and bleeding stands as a symbol of the harsh reality of what children have to endure in a war that has nothing to do with them. This little boy despite his condition is one of the lucky ones, he survived an airstrike! About 50,000 children have died so far in a war that seems no where close of coming to an end.

Crisis in Syria

I was thinking about the crisis in Syria and thought how ironic that the situation there took such a nasty turn. It started with the people’s dissatisfaction with the then government . They were protesting for change and better leadership. However what they now have is not what they bargained for. It is as if the gates of hell opened up and the devils within unleashed on them.

Everywhere across Syria there is destruction and ruins. Hundreds of thousand have been displaced losing their home and everything they own. Over two hundred and twenty thousand have lost their lives and there is no end in sight to the civil war. How did the people’s desire for change turn into something so horrible?

Hungarian Reporter Kicks and Trips Refugees

This video is very painful to watch. It is disgusting that this Hungarian reporter was so insensitive to the plight of Syrian refugees and that she would resort to kicking and tripping some of them as they ran for their lives. How can someone be so heartless is something I cannot understand. Talk about kicking someone when they are down… She was fired from her job and rightly so. Her behavior was disgraceful.

Syrian Refugees

Beginning today treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.  (Og Mandino)

This quote is one by which we should all try to live.  Kudos to Germany for taking in the Syrian refugees. It warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes to see hundreds welcomed in Germany after the long walk from Budapest. It is heartbreaking to see what these people are going through as they try to flee war strikened Syria. The body of that little boy washed up on a beach after the overcrowded boat that they were in sank is forever etched in my memory. So many have lost their lives trying to escape. I pray that all those who can help will continue to welcome these refugees with open arms and hearts.