I am not standing in judgement of those who have been rejoicing in the streets over the death of Osama bin Laden. I am just not in the same place mentally. I do hope that the families of the victims of terrorism can find some relief and sense of justice in this.
But everything about terrorism makes me very sad. Part of that sadness is how very, very twisted people can become - people like Hitler, like bin Laden, like Pol Pot and Stalin. It breaks my heart that humans can be so far off base about the heart of God. I am saddened that people can become so dangerous to their fellow human beings that they need to be eliminated.
In all of this I am also very grateful for the brave service members who risk their own lives to protect ours. I only hope that this will somehow work out to mean that they can all come home sooner.