Monday, January 21, 2008

Hatred?

I was watching the news and came across one interview with a city official that really pulled me apart, one side of me was cheering with his view and another part was crying for his view. There was a quadruple murder in Indianapolis last week, 2 moms and 2 infants were slaughtered. The sheriff said in an interview, “There is a special place in hell for these people,” concerning the murderers who committed this appalling crime. I agreed with him! I want whoever killed these human lives to die, they deserve to burn in hell. CNN is now tracking Omar bin Laden, Osama bin Laden’s son. He is trying to promote peace in contrast to his father’s reign of terror on America and the rest of the world. In one interview Omar admits that his father was afraid that if he were caught he would be hung or killed somehow. Can you blame him? Almost the entire population of America would like to kill him personally. When Hussein was sentenced to death in 2006 there was celebrating in the street. When I blogged about the parents who killed baby grace, I wanted to see them die too. They deserve it!

Do you see how much one can spin himself into a web of vengeance and hatred? We actually want to kill these people. It is easy to pray for the families of the victims isn’t it? How easy is it to pray for the murderers, the terrorists, or the tyrants? Forgiveness is something else isn’t it? How hard it can be sometimes… To pray for those we feel deserve to burn in hell is more difficult than most things in life…to wish these people good and want to see them know Jesus’ love and forgiveness seems hard as “good people” right? Wrong! We all deserve hell; there is a place in hell for all of us. It is only by the grace of God through Jesus Christ that we have been saved. Shouldn’t we pray for this same grace to be extended to those who are just like us, sinful? Shouldn’t we extend this same grace?

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