The entire world was changed by one assassin’s bullet. Empires fell, and the United States became a world-power.
May we embrace our cross as closely as Jesus did His own.
We people are like steam locomotives. Without a flame it is almost impossible to move us. Many of us have lost our flame. We have burnt out. We’ve worked hard, the fire dying bit by bit.
Too many mishaps, too many failures, too many times being wrong, and too many hopes dashed have left us feeling that God has abandoned us, or worse, God enjoys watching us suffer.
Like the Israelites, we are wandering in an unfriendly world until God gives us the promised land of a new heaven and new earth.
Do we truly believe that God is just? Do we honestly believe that we mean much to God and that God will deal justly with our enemies? If so, then we live out what we believe: turn from vengeance and turn toward love and neighborliness.