Around London and across the UK, violence is breaking out going into the fourth day. It is so oddly strange that Kolya predicted this two summers ago. As I sit and type this, his borough is under attack and I’m thinking of him, his family, and of my dear friends back in Hendon Central.
My prayers are going up that somehow this lawlessness will stop. We are all pressured, taxed, worried, and strained. We are all taking massive cuts. There are ways to disagree and protest the actions of government and do it peacefully and respectably. Maybe the mobbers and youths should read up on the ideas of non-violent protest. If yoy disagree with the police or government, yes protest, but do it peacefully. Harming innocent people by driving them homeless and jobless will not help the situation. It will only make it worse.
According to news sources, there are attacks just blocks from where Kolya is. Everyone is urged not to go out of their homes. My heart aches for him and his family. All I can do is simply pray until I hear they are alright. The situation reminds me so much of the worry and helplessness that I felt just after Katrina when I was an ocean away from my family and friends and not knowing anything . It was days before I was able just to get news or some relief to them from a friend.
I have to remind myself of Keep Calm and Carry On,but it’s difficult when you worry for a loved one. The strongest answer I have is prayer. It is the only thing I can give, and perhaps the most important.