What are we coming to

I had thought to put this on Facebook, but somehow a quick note didn't seem right.  So Osama bin Laden has met his end.  Many people, including those calling themselves Christians, are "happy" and feel justice has been served.  I cannot comment on whether or not justice has been served.  I'll leave that to the Lord.  I can say that I'm saddened at the loss of a life.  Osama bin Laden was a bad person.  No question.  Ordering others killed due to religious or any other type of fanaticism is inexcusable.  But I simply cannot rejoice or be glad in the death of another human being, no matter how bad the person is.  His death does not make up for the death of all of those people in the trade center.  NOTHING can make up for their deaths.  So forgive me if I don't think today is a victorious day in American history.  Osama bin Laden needed to be stopped.  But I don't know if he needed to be dead.

Our Lord said love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.  Who, besides me, has the courage to say a prayer for Osama?


Jude said…
Praying for one's enemies is the ultimate in spiritual growth. I have already done so for Osama. I like this post Vince, it mirrors my own torn feelings on the subject of his death.

It's a relief to know this man can't hurt anyone anymore, but at the same time I find it impossible to rejoice in a human being's death.

Also, the terrorism issue isn't over, retaliation may be the next thing we deal with.

God bless us all.
sydwynd said…
Jude: Very true. My biggest fear is that this whole things makes matters worse. Today's news might be an indication. Or perhaps it will give terrorists pause. Hard to say.

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