I write to plead with you by the mercies of God to refrain from sending any insensitive text or email about the recent attacks in Paris. If anything, this is an opportunity to demonstrate the love of God in Christ Jesus, and to show that Christianity is faith of life and not death.
By blaming the people for their death, we are not different from those who carried out such barbaric attacks.
People are even citing that France has the highest abortion rate in Europe – why? And that those at the Bataclan were singing to the devil.
What about those who died coming home from holidays in Egypt, those killed at a prayer meeting in the US., or the people at the stadium, or even those at the restaurant enjoying an evening meal on the said day?
Nobody has the right to take anybody’s life, regardless of their spiritual persuasion or none.
As Christians saved by grace, we should be reaching out in love, not condemning the world. Especially at such a time as this.
I’m reminded of Jesus’ statement in Luke 13:1-5:
13 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2 He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans?
3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. 4 Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem?
5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.”
Lord have mercy on us all.