"Every cloud has a silver lining", we've often heard it said.
People who believe in heaven and the goodness of the God of heaven understand through cloud and rain the truth of perennial blue skies and golden sunshine...
Such are situations we at times find ourselves in.
One either sulks in the shadow of bad things and under overcast skies despair the will and the goodness of God and heaven or in seeing the silver lining behind every cloud say,
"yes, so be it... this too shall pass".
Because it will, it always does.
Here I try in vain...
To those whose lives have been directly altered by the loss we suffered in Mamasapano, the SAF 44 families, the families of civilians and innocents involved...
Words uttered in deepest sympathy of your sorrow and grief will ultimately fall short... I'm so sorry for your loss. We can not bring them back.
What we can do as a Country is to make sure their sacrifices were not in vain.