Friday, June 11, 2010

Missing girl has been found alive, Deo gratias

Abby Sutherland, who was lost at sea while trying to become the youngest person to sail around the world solo, has been found alive by rescue craft.  Her boat was damaged in a storm but she is alive and well.  For this we thank God.

My personal thoughts?  From some comments I've seen, there's been a distinct lack of charity involved, mostly in the form of condemnation directed toward her parents as "irresponsible".  We need to remember something important; this girl, according to news reports, was an expert sailor who had been doing it for her entire life.  She was obviously skilled as she was able to survive an intense storm by herself.  I don't believe her parents would have sent her off if they didn't have every confidence in her abilities.

Too young?  Maybe, but I think instead of lobbing condemnation we should be thanking God that she is alive and well and pray that she continues to do the thing she loves.

Pax Christi.

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