It is wrong to kill. If is
far more wrong to let a killer do this evil deed. It is wrong to
hurt someone else. It is far more wrong to let someone hurt
another if we have the power to stop a person doing the hurting.
Our president, our nation, and our
world now stand at a crossroads. We must all make a terrible
choice between the lesser of two evils. We must choose between
letting evil murderous individuals continue to murder or whether
we kill them to stop them from murdering again. We do not like
having to make this choice, for some of us…our children, our
friends, our family, and ourselves may die in the process of
stopping evil and for standing up for the right.
To maintain the order of our world, to
maintain our opportunity to believe in God, to praise His name,
and to worship Him, we must now make that terrible choice. What
is in our heart this day? What are we thinking when we make this
choice? Are we grieved at having to make this choice? Will the
grief of having to make this choice cause us to not make a
choice at all? Will the grief of having to make this choice
cause us to commit our life to Christ as we have never committed
As Christians, we do not embrace war,
killing, maiming, and the destruction of any life. Today we are
faced with a terrible choice between stopping evil by doing what
we would, in normal circumstances, consider to be wrong or we
can choose to let evil continue. Perhaps we must recognize our
present circumstance is not normal.
In this moment of so much devastation,
we must pray.