Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Plane Crash at Toronto Airport

I live about 3 km from where an Air France Airbus overshot a runway into a ravineof the Etobicoke creek today. I had not heard anything about this sad event until, strangely, I went outside to see what damage all the rain, lightning and wind might have done to our house. There was a terrible smell in the air. It was strong enough to nudge me to flip on the news when I came back inside and I was shocked. What was most amazing though was the fact that everyone survived the crash. Now there is an illustration of mercy!
But how many of the 309 survivors woke up this morning thinking that today they might die? And how many will go back to their old ways and habits after the excitement dies down?
And what about you? It may not be as news-making as a plane crash that ushers you to glory, but 10 out of 10 people die. Are you ready for that moment?