Tuesday, May 3, 2011
"A Christian Never Rejoices"
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy." (- Unknown) "Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Osama bin Laden, as we all know, bore the most serious responsibility for spreading divisions and hatred among populations, causing the deaths of innumerable people, and manipulating religions for this purpose. In the face of a man’s death, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibilities of each person before God and before men, and hopes and works so that every event may be the occasion for the further growth of peace and not of hatred."
- Vatican statement following the death of Osama Bin Laden
“But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”
- Gospel of Luke (6.27-28)
“Do not rejoice when your enemies fall, and do not let your heart be glad when they stumble, or else the LORD will see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from them.”
- The Book of Proverbs (24.17-18)