Thursday, February 16, 2012

Prison Tragedy

Have you heard about it on the news?
CNN shows the bodies in bags.
La Tribuna bares all.  

A prison in Comayagua, a couple of hours from Tegus, was set on fire Tuesday night.  The death toll is 382, I believe.
The guard with the keys "couldn't be found".    I hate to say it but--typical.  That's what happens here.  No one is really in charge.

Here's an article that you can read if you aren't my mom (no use in worrying, Mom!)   :   Prison Fire
Don't worry, it's from the NY Times; the pictures are mellow (Unlike the huge newspaper images I saw from my bus window this morning, graphically showing a pile of charred bodies.)

I'm reading a book about hell right now, and it's all I could think of this morning looking at the horrific newspaper photos.   The book is very thought provoking. You should read it.  But, yea... I was reading about everlasting fire and destruction and woke up to those pictures.  Maybe a point was made.

Mark 9 says that hell is an unquenchable fire.

 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, where
   “‘the worms that eat them do not die,
   and the fire is not quenched.’

I can't think of a worse way to die than to be trapped, and on fire.  But I can't even imagine a worse way to spend eternity.  Can you?

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