Good post regarding today’s shooting over at The Gospel Coalition. We can respond to this – or other tragedies – with hate towards God, or hate towards sin. I, too, choose to hate sin.
“I cannot offer a snippet of Scripture or a platitude to comfort those families, or to comfort you, my fellow believers. The day of our comfort is a future one. All I can offer is to hate my sin more deeply than I did yesterday and to cry out to God for a time when the groaning of this creation gives birth to that which is once again good. If hope ever transects hatred, it is here. In a few hours my own children will walk through my front door, God willing. I can be a mother who loves deeply and unselfishly in a world that is not safe. Surely that is the least I can do for these precious lives.
Today is a day for hatred. Today is a day for the weight of our sin to be felt in full force. May our hearts break under the blow. May they be shattered to dust.”
Read the rest here: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2012/12/14/a-day-for-hatred/