Friday, April 20, 2007

Virginia Tech Remembrance - Tom Cellie

Virginia Tech.

Prayin for the souls of the families who lost their young, brilliant minded ones, especially for the thousands who sorely miss perhaps the world's leading Professor of Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, Lviu Librescu... the 77 year old professor at Virginia Tech who heroically directed - and protected - the students of his class.

See the wikipedia on Liviu Librescu

There were other heros that day, too... the ones who barred the door... the first man shot who was attempting to defend his friend. May those families be blessed, most of all, with peace.

My friend, Tom Cellie, wrote this beautiful remembrance song."Wherever I Journey" by Tom Cellie (see the YouTube version for comments)

Please realize this - when the attacker wrote on his arm - as well as on the package sent to NBC - "Ismael Ax," he was deeply identifying with a spirit which also resides in radical Islamofascists (the extremely violent sect of Islam). His videos looked like they were produced by terrorists from Gaza. For all intents and purposes, his attack was EXACTLY like a suicide bomber hitting some Tel Aviv cafe (God, forbid). May we, as Americans, please identify more deeply with Israel's plight through this?

The One Family website depicts the MANY attacks good, freedom-loving Israelis have suffered over the last few years. Please look. Your heart is big enough for both worlds.

The following verse is perfect for this situation -

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;

do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;

do not fret — it leads only to evil.

For evil men will be cut off,

but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

Psalm 37:7-9 (NIV)

*Official* Virginia Tech Memorial Fund