Watchmen of the Night

There is breaking news, tonight, of a “credible and specific but unconfirmed” terror threat.

Which isn’t surprising. Al Qaeda is being pummeled and probably feels like it is still a force to be reckoned with. Who didn’t expect some sort of credible threat?

I thought, with that in the air, it’s a good time to remember that there are people who get up, in the middle of the night, when the rest of us are asleep, or deeply in our sins, to pray for us — for the whole world.

And this is beautiful; even if you do not believe, or you do not agree, you cannot deny beauty, and maybe you’ll even feel consoled. So why fight it?

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  • Gayle Miller

    That’s probably all that is standing between us and the barbarians at the gates!

  • gs

    It has been said that everything we take for granted relies on rough men watching in the night.

    Maybe not only rough men.

    (I reached a similar conclusion to Gayle Miller’s, apparently from an opposite direction.)

  • SteveM

    Jihadists could just sit around a table for a few hours, brainstorm thousands of feasible attacks in the target rich U.S. and then send the list to the Military-Security Complex. Which would then proceed to put America in total lock-down…forever.

    Although that could be an interesting, albeit hysterical diversion away from the upcoming economic implosion.

  • megthered

    That was very beautiful. The very holy people that work silently and prayerfully, protect the souls of everyone.

  • Manny

    It was beautiful. You know, until about a year ago I had not thought that French could be used so movingly in religious music. I have been repeatedly surprised.