Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Way It’s Supposed to Work

Sometimes I fear we are raising a generation of people afraid to stand up when necessary. We are so bound up in fear that when the time comes, we are afraid to move.

And then, I read stories like this:

Student Kills Home Invader

That’s the way it’s supposed to work. When the lawless will pay no heed to laws against crime, it’s time for the law abiding to stand up and make a point that will not be forgotten.

Calvin Lavant will break no more laws. He will kick in no more doors. He will rob no more. He will not ever rape. No one else will be hurt by his hand.

Now, he will confront a law he cannot ignore, a judge who will not be silenced.

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment... Heb 9:27

Is it tragic that someone died? Absolutely! Ideally, everyone should behave and no one should have to die. It is unfortunate that Lavant's family will now suffer the grief of his loss. But, he, and he alone, is responsible for that. At some point, Lavant made the decision that someone was going to get hurt. Someone was going to die. Someone's family was going to be mourning that day. He would see to that.

In the end, his wish was granted.

Those who would, for evil, gamble with another's life should expect that the life paid out may very well be their own.

H/T to In Jennifer’s Head

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