Boston, April 15, 2013
Just another day, one more tragic event and reason to recognize the depth of hatred, capacity for violence, destruction and cowardace among desperate, demonized and perhaps mentally ill people.
The sad truth is that I can think of a good handful of “reasons” people seek to inflict such pain on others… which never makes it right, moral, ethical nor an act of love.
It’s just too easy to figure ways to harm others and too many messed up folks to think such can ever be fully stopped.
It’s so much easier to destroy than create -so crazed, imbalanced people set their bombs off.
Jesus indeed said “yet a time is coming when the one who kills you will think he is offering service to God.” (John 16.2)
As I write the authorities have not estabished evidence as to who is responsible for this attack on innocent civilians, but no surprise if the Lord’s words don’t figure in, if not now, again in the future.
I think responding in careful, measured ways as opposed to quick, knee-jerk counterattack always makes more sense.
Hard to love your enemies while bombing them to hell, don’t you think? This is one of the difficulties of being a loving follower of Jesus… these matters are not so clean and neat.
I will continue to pray and watch with prayer and interest as to how we respond, especially those of us called Christians.