Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gosnell Thoughts

Conservative circles are passing around a flurry of information about Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the doctor accused of murder in a Philadelphia women's clinic. As a pro-life lady (card-carrying member of Fem For Life), I can identify with the sorrow and the desire for justice. What I hesitate at, though, is the return of disrespect for life...regarding his. For me...while utterly awful circumstances...necessitating justice obviously...Jesus was pretty clear on his heart for the lost as much as the found.

Matthew 5:43-48 - Love for Enemies
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

So...I'm sorry to say...then again maybe I'm not...I'm praying for this lost man. Pretty sure his life is as precious to God as are the lives of the victims. And...I'm praying for placement of the right people who will...not with hatred and vengeance...but with him meet the God whose kindness leads us to repentance.

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