So I guess I ruffled a few feathers I said "But those people spouting 'Love your enemies' are just as arrogant and they need to show a little love and forgiveness for those sinners who relish a little revenge". I guess a lot of people, some of whom I don't even know, thought I was talking about them.
Like Kevin Blaug at Country Preacher whose FINE essay on "Why I will not celebrate the death of Bin-Laden" was posted on the ELCA blogsite "LivingLutheran" at the same time mine was. Just for the record, I agree with what he wrote and I don't think he's arrogant. (And I'm pretty sure I wrote my blog before he even wrote his)
(One little rant before I go-- so someone comments about MY blog on HIS blog. To that person - You got something to say to me? Grow a pair and say it to ME!)
Let me get a few things straight. I WAS NOT out in the streets shouting "USA USA" when Osama died. I don't do that. Even at sports events. But I don't think people who do are horrible people or even bad Christians. Well actually I think we are ALL bad Christians. That's kind of my point. That's why I'm Lutheran. That's why I really really appreciate grace.
But I was probably unfair. Maybe all those people tweeting "Love your enemies" were just fed up with all the celebrating they were seeing. I don't follow USA USA people on Twitter or have a lot of friends like that on Facebook. Precisely because I don't want to read that crap. So all I was seeing was Love your enemies, blah blah blah. And when someone spouted "I don't find the death of a human being funny" after I made a joke about Trump demanding the death certificate, I'd had enough. COME ON!. How aggravating to learn that liberals can be just as uptight and self-righteous as right wingers.
The fact is, we all choose the enemy we will/can love. What's worse, we get proud about loving that enemy, blind to the enemy we cannot/will not love, and judge others who make a difference choice about who they can or cannot love. I DO IT TOO!
The good news is that we are not saved by loving our enemies. That doesn't mean we shouldn't try to love the bastards. But maybe we all need to spend a little more time on the logs in own eyes before tweeting about someone else's specks.