Sunday, September 11, 2011
9/11 are we any better?
For those unaware, the U.S. knew of Bin Laden long before the attacks. In fact, our country armed him and the Taliban to fight against our other enemies. Knowing his tactics, and that of his terrorist regime, we empowered him to utilize those tactics against a shared enemy. It is only when his tactics were used against us did we find any courage to call his acts evil.
Jesus was not telling us a joke when he said “love your enemies” when he called us to put down the weapons of violence and to fight with weapons of the Spirit. Why are we so ready to cling to the bloodstained flag, and not cling to the bloodstained cross? We are not the cosmic judges who are called to rectify the world. We stand condemned with the rest of the world.
Our allegiance cannot be divided any longer. The Son of God tells us we cannot serve two masters. We must decide bravely and full heartedly how we respond to the events of 9/11. Do we respond with our country in violent retaliation and continued terror, or do we respond with the Lord and Savior, with sacrifice, love, reconciliation, non-violence?
Choose now oh people, who will you serve?