The kids were tucked into bed and kissed, and the finishing touches were put on this post. News in the background...Bin Laden is dead...which is weird and unexpected and great, I guess, but also uncertain...and I know that this day, this post, this life, that cake...everything is a gift and every moment, to be cherished.Among the Catholic blogosphere there is mention made of the irony of our worst enemy dying on Mercy Sunday, and much mention of the Vatican's statement that we not celebrate anyone's death.
My own reaction seems so bloodless. I felt ... nothing. Neither exultation nor relief nor much dismay over the celebrations. I was a bit discomfited and taken completely by surprise by the celebrations that ensued (including OSU students jumping shirtless into Mirror Lake). Had mixed emotions since I liked the patriotism it seemed to exhibit but obviously felt that the call to love our enemies appeared not being practiced.
After the surprise wore off I thought about how this means Obama will be that much more likely to be elected in '12.