Many people around the world find this Christian holiday to be the most important. It’s a day when a profound number of people pray and give thanks for salvation. I imagine a great many people living in Ukraine are praying today, too, for there is a monster at their door, and salvation is not a certainty.
Try as I might, I cannot see any way around my utter contempt and disgust for the Russian madman who sent that monster to prey on his neighbors. I read with a growing sense of horror about the ever-expanding list of murders perpetrated in this madman’s name, if not directly by his hand.
He can stop the killing and the destruction at will, but he chooses instead to have still more innocent people slaughtered in order to reach his goal, whatever it is. Why can’t he be content simply being one of the richest people on the planet? How can that not be enough?
And why, pray tell, has his 700 million dollar yacht, currently docked in Italy, not been sent to the bottom of the sea? My hope is that such a thing is planned, and those planning it are merely waiting for him to be aboard.
There are many agencies accepting donations to aid the besieged people of Ukraine. My wife and I have sent money to more than one. Please do the same, because prayer alone isn’t enough.
It’s time for regime change in Russia, time to clean out the oligarchs, the generals, and the politicians who are profiting from this insanity. If not now, when? How many countries will have to be crushed under a Russian boot heel before the world decides enough is enough?
Or will some modern-day Chamberlain agree to let the Russian bear eat a few smaller nations in the hope that it will satisfy his insatiable hunger?
It’s Easter. I should feel more charitable.
But I don’t.