Wednesday, July 27, 2011

RIP Amy Winehouse

Imagine how many people die every year for the same reason Amy Winehouse did. This world we make is so cold, to let a person's misery kill her. And we made this world.

God have mercy and repose her soul and the souls of all those who die slaves to addiction.

May God have much more mercy on our souls, we who refuse to take responsibility for perpetuating and encouraging sin in the world.

May God have mercy on us, we who continuously repeat, over and over again, the first sinful thought, the most arrogant question asked, "Am I my brother's keeper?" (Genesis 4:9)

May God have mercy on us, according to His great mercy and not according to our deeds, we who allow sin to roam the streets freely and shamelessly, when we know that it is what leads to death.

Have mercy on us, O God, we who pay no heed to the struggles of our fellow man, we who choose to judge instead of edify.

Have mercy on me, O God, I who choose to ignore, instead of extending a sturdy hand to one drowning.

O God, have mercy on us all, we who think that to ignore the destruction that the sins of another leads him to, is what it means to accept him. Accept what, when they are dead? We, who think that to be tolerant is to ignore the sickness of a sick person. Tolerant of what? The ashes of Amy Winehouse?

O God, save us. For how long, O Lord? For how long will You allow us to hate truth and swallow lies, feeding them to others, and all the while choking on them ourselves? For how long will we deceive ourselves? For how long will we hate You?

O God, heal us of our pride, we who are too self-righteous, to inconvenience ourselves for the sake of the salvation of our fellow man.

O God, save us from ourselves, we who are the blind leading the blind. We, who call good evil and evil good.

O God, extend Your everlasting mercy toward us, we who deserve to have millstones tied around our necks and thrown into the sea, for leading others astray by our neglect.

Repose the souls of those who have died at our hands. For their blood is truly on our heads, and we have greatly sinned against You.

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