The U. S. Ambassador to Libya and others on his staff were killed by Islamic extremists yesterday. They were offended by a film which Terry Jones sponsored, which they say insulted Islam and Mohammed.

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Dietrich BonhoefferIn his work The Cost of Discipleship, the brilliant 20th century theologian, and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote:

“Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.”

As our time on Earth grows inexorably short, the judgments of our fellow-man, the absence of love in the voices of those pronouncing the judgments, and the association of those voices with those identifying themselves as Christians troubles me more and more.

In my post of December 3rd entitled Another Black Eye I commented on a small Free-will Baptist Church in the Kentucky hill country who banned an interracial couple from becoming members of their small congregation, or being involved in any aspect of leadership or discipleship in connection with its ministries.The reason? Their interracial relationship.

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