|Safia Gaddafi (Wife)|
The words "Allah Akbar" are heard repeatedly in this video as Gaddafi is captured, beaten and killed. Allah Akbar - God is Great - is indeed true. Our God is great and he is merciful: "There is no offense, however serious, that the Church cannot forgive. "There is no one, however wicked and guilty, who may not confidently hope for forgiveness, provided his repentance is honest. Christ who died for all men desires that in his Church the gates of forgiveness should always be open to anyone who turns away from sin." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 982)
This video is gruesome. It displays how quickly we forget and just how easily we fall and become exactly that which we, just moments before, had hated and despised the most.
By his reason, man recognizes the voice of God which urges him "to do what is good and avoid what is evil." Everyone is obliged to follow this law, which makes itself heard in conscience and is fulfilled in the love of God and of neighbour… Man is divided in himself. As a result, the whole life of men, both individual and social, shows itself to be a struggle, and a dramatic one, between good and evil, between light and darkness. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1706 – 1707)