Thursday, November 08, 2007

A Beautiful Thing

Thanks and Praise: I photographed men and women, both Christians and Muslims, placing a cross atop the St. John’s Church in Baghdad. They had taken the cross from storage and a man washed it before carrying it up to the dome.

A Muslim man had invited the American soldiers from “Chosen” Company 2-12 Infantry to the church, where I videotaped as Muslims and Christians worked and rejoiced at the reopening of St John’s, an occasion all viewed as a sign of hope.

The Iraqis asked me to convey a message of thanks to the American people. ” Thank you, thank you,” the people were saying. One man said, “Thank you for peace.” Another man, a Muslim, said “All the people, all the people in Iraq, Muslim and Christian, is brother.” The men and women were holding bells, and for the first time in memory freedom rang over the ravaged land between two rivers.

Thanks to our dear Pat for bringing us this one! As we are getting into the holiday spirit, this is a true picture of 'thanks'!


Anonymous tom said...

i have to say i'm very surprised, donal. i wouldn't have thought it possible.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Who says miracles couldn't happen in muslim countries. This is proof that God loves all His children, even in the Middle East!

3:17 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

What a lovely, lovely thing you brought us, Pat. I needed a boost today and it really gave me one!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

I think I needed the same boost, Donal. Michael Yon is the ONLY real reporter, exercising legimate journalism in our entire media today! The original war correspondent! God bless him for bringing us this good breaking news!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I'll be danged! Amazing. And nice. J'Mac.

5:51 PM  

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