Our President Barack Obama announced his decision yesterday that photos of Bin Laden’s body would not be released. I understand this decision came about on many levels, some of them having to do with national security and possible retaliation in the world. I am not naive enough to believe that this decision or Bin Laden’s death will put an end to the evil of terrorism, and our prayers must continue. But since yesterday’s announcement, I have experienced a renewed sense of hope for our country and our world. My hope comes from a sense that this decision came not just from security advisors and possible terror warnings. My sense is that when President’s said, “this is not who we are” as a country, that he was also saying “this is not who we are” as children of God.
May we together as a church and people resist the temptations to be who we are not while boldly living out who we are.
I share this link with you, a statement from our denomination’s General Minister and President. I appreciate her words: http://www.disciples.org/OfficeoftheGeneralMinisterandPresident/SharonsBlog/tabid/758/EntryId/38/Life-Hope-and-Love.aspx