It is with great disappointment that we are today witnessing yet more people casting judgement on Gerry and Kate McCann, a couple caught up in every parent’s worst nightmare and who continue to search for glimpses of hope that their daughter Madeleine may one day be found.
Why the world feels the need to cast such judgement and spread vile gossip about such a horrific crime is beyond me. For some reason our society, fuelled by the sensationalism of the media, seems to revel in getting wrapped up in the ‘excitement’ of another blockbusting news story where they can, in their view, justifiably get ripped into a couple of people who have made a misjudgement that they will never repeat. A misjudgement that will haunt them for the rest of their days.
What Kate and Gerry McCann need now are our prayers and a helping hand to find their daughter; something they have sought from the very outset. God will be their judge in due course, as He will be for the rest of us. That’s why we must be careful not to readily dismiss our own faults, failings and misgivings and rush to judge two people who have lost their child.
A crime has been committed, and that crime is the removing of this child from the care of her family. Let us pray to God for her safe return.