Of course we all saw the news last night that Osama Bin Laden had been killed.
When I saw the news, my mind went directly to the events of 9/11. I thought of the NYPD and NYFD. I thought about all the men and women who serve this country in the greatest military on earth. I thought of all the pain and work they’ve been through to obtain this huge moment in history.
They’re response is probably totally different than those of us that aren’t in the military or those that have close ones in the military. If I would’ve lost friends or family due to all of this, I have to admit I might be one of those folks celebrating in the streets.
Although, when I see people dancing in the streets and going crazy over people dying in other countries, I think those people are lunatics. So, maybe I wouldn’t do that.
Of course it would be celebrating justice, not the death of Bin Laden. Because I doubt Bin Laden found the Lord before dying, but I have no idea.
To be honest, the best word to describe my emotions might be confused. I think I should feel one way, but think I might need to feel another because that might be too harsh. Hopefully that makes sense.
Some Bible verse tweets that make you think from Rick Warren:
“I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people.I only want them to turn from wicked ways so they may live” Ezek33:11
“When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers” Proverbs 21:15
Anyways, I want to know how this community feels about all of this.
How did you respond when you heard of Bin Laden’s death?