January 4, 2009 by theradicalmormon
I am filled with grief to see today, as I come back from a day of recreation with my family, that Israel has invaded Gaza on the ground:
As I sit here typing this with my 3 year old daughter on my lap late at night, I cannot help but to feel grief for the fathers who will not be able to shield their daughters from Israeli bullets and missiles and bombs. As my sweet little girl puts her arms around my neck and kisses my cheek, I cannot help but to think of the little children of Gaza who’s ears are dulled by the weapons fired around them, who see their fathers and brothers killed, their bodies torn apart by cruel gods of steel. So many people will pass from this world today as a result of this unthinkable act of violence. I pray that even Obama and Bush will be horrified by the volume of blood shed by now and will call on Israel to cease fire. This has got to stop. I know the purpose of my fasting tomorrow. I pray that many will join me in calling upon God to open the eyes of world leaders to exert pressure on Israel to stop their murders.