It’s never right.

Troy Davis

Praying for you, Troy, and your family. Praying for us. Praying for the family and friends of Mark McPhail, the victim of what surely seems an unsolved murder.

Praying for what we are becoming. Certainly — with every execution — less than we were.

Just don’t lay this one at God’s feet, y’all. As Jesus says in Matthew 5:

“You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “You shall not murder’; and “whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, “You fool,’ you will be liable to the hell of fire. So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.

I think that’s pretty clear. Reconcile everything — every anger — you’ve got going on before you throw the switch on Troy Davis.

Oh … and then don’t. Because that’s no way to treat a neighbor. And neighbor-love is the commandment … not judgment.

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