Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Whole World


I do not use my blog for current events. I am making an exception this time only. I have been to this beautiful city. Jack and I have walked the beautiful streets and have stopped for coffee in those expensive cafes with their little tables and chairs facing out. 

We need to pray for the whole world and yes, the people of Paris. There are bad people in the world who want to harm us. These people are not the refugees fleeing dangerous people. These people fleeing their land and homes need shelter and our care. I pray that the world comes together to offer protection and safe harbor. These terrorists need to be stopped and stopped now. My heart is broken. It is a complex problem and world needs to come together to solve it.

Meredith

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  1. You are right. But I am asking, where is the UK, Scandinavia, the US and yes even France when it comes to taking these refugees? Germany can't take them all alone and it get's pretty full over here. I want them to feel welcome, I want them to come, but it would be so much easier if other "rich" countries would step in to help as well and overcome their fear of letting terrorists in. Terrorists get in anyway, you can't stop them. Sad as it is.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. We have a very complex problem and our world leaders need to step up right now.
      Meredith

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    2. Chancellor Merkel gave an interview on Friday and asked about her biggest disappointment during these last weeks she said her “greatest disappointment” has been to realize how hard it is “to find a way how to fairly share the burden in Europe.”
      Not sure if I can link the article, but I can try: http://www.politico.eu/article/merkel-welcoming-refugees-right-thing-to-do/

      However you are right about the problem being very complex and the terrorists are somehow the other side of the coin. It would be great if there'd be a way to stop them, but I don't think there really is. :(

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  2. HI Meredith, It is truly awful, those poor people in Paris.
    As to the refugees, we are taking them in England, not as many as Germany, but they are coming. I don't think we have anywhere to put many more to be honest!
    love Jan,xx

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  3. Those refugees are fleeing exactly things like that. I cannot understand people who don't see that.

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  4. Hi Meredith, this has been such a horrible attack and so many innocent people suffer as a result. It left me speechless and sad when I heard the news and I have not really any idea what the best way is. However I do second every word of what you said here. Thank you.

    hugs

    Nina

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  5. Hi Meridith,
    The events of the last year have made me so thankful that I live in a stable, sane country where even the crazies are moderate and polite. I am praying for the people in Europe; victims, refugees, terrorists (yes even the crazies need someone to pray for them)

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  6. It is a very complex situation. Locally we are taking in many refugees, but perhaps it would be a better solution to enable them to live SAFELY in their own countries. Where they are fleeing from, the life has become intolerable, and it is not their faults.

    When you live on a small island with a population of millions, it is difficult to remain compassionately objective.

    However, we do know that these terrorists are sneaking in and causing carnage.

    It is important we stand together under such circumstances.

    Hugs
    Ami

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  7. It all just makes me sad.

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  8. Sad is right complex yes, answers difficult. So many points of view, culture differences adding to complexity. The only certain thing is the suffering, children struggling to understand what the adults are doing and why. Pity we don't either. Yes the UK is a small highly populated island and others have more space, but when your fleeing for your life space may not be a concern, just safety. Collectively our leaders need to agree an answer. So many need help

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  9. I just don't know what to say - I'm sad, I'm praying for them but it all just seems so crazy.

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  10. Sometimes in these situations I think, "The only thing I can do is pray." When really...the BEST thing I know I can do is to pray.
    "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me."
    SSB

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  11. It is a complex situation and I'm not gonna write a book here. Will simply say...thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, their families and friends.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  12. Mere,,I'm with everything that SSB said,,what she said is the best answer.

    L.

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  13. It is a very sad situation Meredith. Wish we could have world peace rather than all the crazy things going on. Praying for them all.
    Hugs Lindy

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  14. I agree with what you have said above Meredith. We are not fighting those frightened humans fleeing for their lives, but the crazy terrorists that care not what carnage they impart all in the name of anger.

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  15. Meredith, thanks for this post.

    The events in Paris bring the threat of terrorism back to the forefront. I have no doubt that there will be many countries and organizations that will step up to help with the refugee situation. But I believe that there needs to be a plan to assimilate them into their new homes. Setting up their own little "country" in a ghetto of Paris does not solve the problem. It creates a new one.

    My biggest fear is that people fool themselves and want to believe that these terrorists can be "contained." They cannot. They hate us and want us dead. Until the democracies of the world face that fact, we can just wait for the next attack.

    Ella

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  16. An excellent post and an excellent venue to express the concerns we all feel. What has happened is horrific and during times of crisis it's nice to know we are not alone but that others share the same fear and anger because of it. Thank you Meredith.

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