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Out of the Heart.

The police say they are baffled and can’t find a motive.  Everyone is spending a lot of time trying to figure out what was on the mind of the shooter who killed all those people and wounded so many more in Las Vegas. I have been spending my time trying to figure out what is in the mind of people whose first reaction is that the folks who were shot probably deserved it because they were country music fans, and therefore gun toters, and probably voted for Trump.  While we ponder the evil that was in the heart and the mind of the shooter we might want to think about the evil that is in the heart and the mind of so-called decent, thoughtful, citizens like a lawyer for CBS. If that is the first thing in your mind I would suggest from a moral perspective, you are no better than the shooter. It was Jesus who said out of the heart comes evil thoughts, adultery, theft, murder, and all kinds of nastiness. It was Jesus who said you don’t actually have to shoot somebody and physically kill them, but harboring hate is the same as murdering them in your heart.
There’s an off a lot of handwringing and worrying about what is going on in this country. That may be a good thing, but I’m not sure we have enough couch time in the world to diagnose all the insanity.  Evil hearts are responsible and we don’t want to recognize that, so we look for excuses and scape goats.  Looking into hearts is bad business.  If Christ is not there it is only darkness and doom.

 

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