Friday, July 20, 2012
Forgiveness is Pushed to the Limits Today
was identified as the shooter who killed at least 11 people and sent 50 to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Then he told police that he had booby trapped his apartment with bombs. He was telling the truth. Sick! Sick! Sick!
My heart goes out to all the victims and their families. His evil will have ramifications for years to come. However, we must forgive.
What is forgiveness? Is it saying "That's okay. We'll get together and have dinner?" Absolutely NOT!!!
Forgiveness is letting go of the anger. We have to realize that God will be the shooter's judge and will deal with him justly. What he did was evil and wrong. There is nothing that will justify his actions. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! He did so much harm to innocent people. His victims will suffer.
So, now, as a country, we must surround his victims with love and prayers for healing. Sadly, we also have to pray for the shooter. May he find peace. He will be a hated man for the rest of his life. That is never good. So, once that's done, let's lift the victims up to God for healing. May they find peace. May those who died rest in God's Loving Peace.
I'm still sad. I wish there were more that I could do.