News of the massacre at an Orlando gay night club a little over a week ago was shocking and tragic, on many levels. 49 people killed, 53 injured, and millions upon millions horrified at such brutal, cold-blooded carnage.
Since the shooting, there has been no lack of rhetoric regarding how Christians should think and respond. In all I’ve read and listened to, there’s certainly a mixture of “the good, the bad, and the ugly”! No doubt you’ve been involved in at least one conversation, and probably many, about this event. No doubt you’ll be involved in more in days ahead.
If you’ve not already heard it, I encourage you to take 25 minutes and listen to Dr. Albert Mohler’s thoughts regarding a Christian response to the Orlando massacre. He recorded this on his podcast “The Briefing” on 6/13/16, the day after the massacre. Dr. Mohler’s words express biblical truth and love – I think you’ll find them helpful.
Beloved, Paul’s exhortation from Col. 4:5-6 is always timely and relevant:
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
Because Christ lives, and is returning,