A woman who gave all

October 10, 2010

Yesterday’s sad news:

A British aid worker was killed by her captors after a failed rescue attempt by NATO forces in eastern Afghanistan.

Linda Norgrove, 35, was taken hostage along with three of her Afghan co-workers in an ambush two weeks ago while visiting a project along the border with Pakistan.

Her government believed she was in mortal danger and chose risk a rescue. But her captors detonated a suicide vest and she was killed. Here’s a statement from the president of the aid group for which she worked:

“Linda loved Afghanistan and cared deeply for its people, and she was deeply committed to her development mission. She was an inspiration to many of us here at DAI and she will be deeply missed.”

On this Sunday I think about the fact that there are still selfless people who put themselves in harm’s way to help others–who lay their hearts and sometimes their lives on the line for the greater good.

We grieve the loss of someone the world needed.

So, please, take a minute, and think about her sacrifice. And then, if you feel like it, please join me in a prayer for peace.

3 comments on “A woman who gave all
  1. Anonymous says:

    This is a lovely tribute. AMEN. I am not biblical but this suits the situation…”Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down her life for her friends”.


  2. War is stupid and I consider her a saint. I pray for her.

  3. I’m so with you, both.

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