“As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people.” Ezekiel 33.11
I had a moment to reflect on that Scripture again this week, in the checkout line today– the current Time Magazine cover.
Osama (quite a beautiful man physically: intelligent, liquid eyes, sweet mouth)– with a big, red, dripping X over his image. I thought, well, it’s a better image to insta-burn into my mind than the killshot video going viral right now, but I wonder what my new friends over at the Islamic Society feel when they see this? I do not KNOW.
It’s a new friendship… so all I really know so far is that their lives probably changed that day… and that those things have changed in a way that means my loving but weak hello message did not get a reply. Race/class, culture, and tech toys– oh my!– all colliding in one Crosswalk.
Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some. Hebrews 10:24-25