I wrote this evening to our congregational email list:
I learned this evening that US forces finally succeeded in a years-long mission.
I’m curious how Christians respond.
So far, what I’ve seen isn’t encouraging.
Dare a disciple of Jesus rejoice in the death of an unbeliever?
Can we muster any grief at the thought of what Osama Bin Laden likely learned after his death?
Are we so unable to connect the dots between his death and Christ’s?
So another man for whom Christ died enters eternity, almost certainly Christ-less.
And Christians rejoice and celebrate and cheer?!
How the Father must grieve!
Osama Bin Laden was an enemy of the cross of Christ, of that I am sure.
But was he too great an enemy for Matthew 5:43-45 to apply?
I have more to say.
But that’s enough for now.