What’s In A Headline

I woke up this morning to the good news about the freedom of the three remaining CPT hostages. Before leaving for work, I payed Graham a visit to see what he had to say. With this news, this morning’s bright blue sky and walking past the various trees and shrubs about to burst open around here, I was experiencing quite an enjoyable disposition; still am.

On the drive into work, I was listening to the radio and heard a report or two about the release but none with a whole lot of detail. I was kinda hoping for more. Nearing work I switched to NPR and heard more of the same. Then as I was parking, the station began a BBC broadcast which started off with a fairly lengthy bit on the hostages. They talked to the assistant executive director (I think) of CPT. The discussion focused on what ‘motivated’ these guys to do what they did and to what effect their work is having an impact. It was a very intresting piece and it was tremendous to hear over the airwaves that peoples’ commitment to Christ and His teachings can cause them to deny themselves and stand in the gap where so many refuse to go.

On a similar note, I have a few different news feeds displaying on my Google homepage. Both the NYT and the BBC had headlines regarding the release. I found it rather interesting how the two were worded:

NYT: 3 Western Aid Workers in Iraq Rescued in Military Operation

BBC: Western peace hostages freed in Iraq

… perhaps yet another matter of perspective.