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Reflections on the Death of a Criminal: Thoughts on the aftermath of a day long awaited.
Posted by Spader, May 1, 2011. 800 views. ID = 4585

Reflections on the Death of a Criminal

Posted by Spader, May 1, 2011. 800 views. ID = 4585
This post was written in 17 minutes.
Don't mean to be unpatriotic. But I do mean to be human.
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I always thought this would be an emotional moment.

When they finally caught the guy who had done the world so much ill.

I'm almost jumping with excitement, so filled with thrill at the kill.

And then I stopped and checked myself, into the mirror I did see.

That some odd looking monster had replaced the person in me.

It's smile spoke of depravity, it's excitement shone forth so bright.

It made me wonder how in the hell I could have so much delight; in the death of another human, no matter what he may be guilty of.

For in the eyes of the Heavenly Father, our sins look the same from above.

Osama did kill thousands; families were shattered and destroyed.

But haven't I done as much, with sins that I could not avoid?

But no, that's not quite right, for I could have stepped away.


I could have chosen right over wrong on any given day.

And yet I didn't and I walked forth, onto that path of sin.

So what right have I to criticize a fellow human who could not win?

We both were created in the image of our Lord,

And for me to look down upon him; a pridefulness my soul cannot


afford.

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Noah
Jun 11, 2011
I love this! So much truth.
   ~Posted by Noah, Jun 11, 2011



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