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Friday, July 08, 2005

London Tragedy brings a friend

Yesterday was obviously a terrible day with the bombings that went on down in London. It is quite scary knowing that I was just there a week ago when I returned from the States and used the very line to King's Cross so that I could take the train north to return to Durham. I am sure many who ride the tube every day feel that tension more than I can imagine and my prayers go out for all.

A friend of mine who now lives in China was over as a promoter of the Live 8 concerts and was in Edinburgh for the show. He was able to meet Bono from U2 and many other famous band members and individuals in the music industry. We were in college together over 10 years ago and haven't seen one another since that time. He has been living in China for seven years. He was leaving Edinburgh on his way down to see me for a few hours and then to carry on to London later that day when the bombs were going off around London. He called me on his mobile to tell me that King's Cross was closed down and his train would not be going into King's Cross and so he was able to stay a night in Durham. It was great to see him, though the circumstances for his stay are horrid. I put him on a train late this afternoon to go down to London's King Cross and I pray that all goes well for his trip and the many who travel on public transportation. He flies back to China on Sunday.

May God heal all who suffer from this tragedy and for the many losses due to the hatred of those who carried this wicked act out! We also need to pray for all of those who are working so hard in difficult circumstances as they clean up the mess from this tragedy and notify family members of those who have lost their lives. It would be a very difficult job to have to do. Lord, Have Mercy!, Christ, Have Mercy!, Lord, Have Mercy! Kyrie Christe.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Antonio said...

May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

9:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I spent some time there a year ago. It brought it home somewhat, though I live a long distance away.

But as regards African aid, have you read this? http://mcj.bloghorn.com/1788

1:16 am  
Blogger Bobby J. Kennedy said...

I was sort of taken back when I read that King's Cross station had been a bombing sight. I was there twice in November, as you know. I looked to see if Victoria Station had been hit but I did not see that it had been. It is interesting to say "Yeah, I've been there" even though the circumstances are bad.

5:43 pm  

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