Oh how I have mixed reactions to the news of the death of Osama bin laden last night.
My first exclamation was with John as we were about to watch Masterpiece Theater and the phone sent me a news update. Interest was high enough that we changed to CNN to see if the president was talking yet. But we quickly returned to PBS, knowing that we could catch up on the news later.
As I am listening to interviews on the TV this morning, many scriptures come to mind as I am unsure on how to react to the celebration and glorification of the violence used to "bring justice." It just doesn't sit well with me spiritually. Having said that, how else does our world bring a stop to people who have power to bring death and destruction? There are NO easy answers, politically!
"Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all... Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:17, 21.