Monday, 4 February 2013

15 Crosses.

When Greg Zanis, a carpenter from Illinois, made crosses for the people who were killed in the Columbine High School massacre he included 2 for the gunmen who died along with the 13 victims.

This was controversial at the time.  But perhaps it is closer to a true Christian approach than screaming for harsh penalties or hoping that they burn in hell for ever.

Jesus told us to pray for our enemies as well as our friends.  We are also told to visit criminals in prison.

So perhaps the picture is not so black and white as some may believe.

Perhaps the gunmen may also be forgiven.

What was done to them to make then act in the way that they did?

What did we do to them?

It is worth thinking about.

Others have been influenced by Satanic entertainment - music, movies, video games.....

They have been bullied and rejected.

May they also partake of the healing love that God provides.

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