Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Power of Love,
A Little Girl,
And Osama Bin Laden

Thanks to Michael:

Little Melissa comes from Chance Cove Newfoundlandand attends first grade.After school she tells her father that theylearned about the history of Valentine's Day.

"Since Valentine's Day is for a Christian saint, I was wondering if Igave a Valentine to someone who was not , will God get mad at me for giving them a valentine?"

Melissa's father thinks a bit, then says "No, I don't think God wouldget mad. Who do you want to give a Valentine to?"

"Osama Bin Laden," she says.

"Why Osama Bin Laden," her father asks in shock.

"Well,"she says, "I thought that if a little Newfoundland Christian girl could have enough love to give Osama a Valentine, he might start to think that maybe we're not all bad, and maybe start loving people alittle bit. And if other kids saw what I did and sent Valentines to Osama, he'd love everyone a lot. And then he'd start going all over the place to tell everyone how much he loved them and how he didn't hate anyone anymore."

Her father's heart swells and he looks at his daughter with new-foundpride. "Melissa, that's the most wonderful thing I've ever heard."

"I know," Melissa says, "and once that gets him out in the open, ourCanadian Soldiers can shoot the fucker."