I am longing for a circle of wisdom tonight to help me sort through the questions that have distracted me all day. I open the conversation with this...
Are we the good guys or the bad guys?
Are images of Americans cheering a political assassination something to be proud of as those photos fly from twitter to facebook to blog around the world?
Are comments like...
"A Victory for America" - George W. Bush...really appropriate today?
"Justice has been done." - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
"Welcome to Hell bin Laden." - Mike Huckabee
Are the Christians in this "Christian nation" wondering, like I am, what Jesus would do? He is, after all, the reported author/Divine speaker of these words:
You have heard it said, 'an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. (Matt. 5:38-40)And these:
Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke6:31)
Has anyone who declared today, "Justice has finally been served!" ever quoted Mahatma Gandhi?
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Is there a better way to fight evil in the world than shooting it in the head twice and dumping it in the sea?
Here's what a pastor friend of mine in College Station put on his church's sign today:
HATE CANNOT DRIVE OUT HATE
ONLY LOVE CAN DO THAT
-Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr
And I'm wondering what that would look like in the real world...would Navy SEALS be involved?