Monday, September 7, 2009

Faces and A Question

Here are the faces of the crims caught yesterday: just in case you like to put faces to goings on (see previous post). And then on to other things Promise. 1) The flasher in the alley way ......................caught. 2) An attempted break in ..........................caught

3) A mugging at the station...................................caught.

Bag , money , purse(hidden in rocks) and phone all recovered. This was all possible thanks to a massive team effort . . .

We are very stoked about the arrests but something troubles me:

This verse that reads: "And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold."* It is a tricky path to negotiate: there is a lot of lawlessness around and one has to be vigilant, obviously. We are not supposed to be gullible and foolish.

But what happens to "love your neighbour" "love your enemy" in the face of present circumstances? And how do we stop ourselves from becoming hardened and suspicious of everyone, especially the poor? How do we maintain mercy, compassion and generosity of spirit in the face of lawlessness?

Or do you see this verse as saying something different?

*Matthew 24:12

1 comment:

Lynette said...

Difficult one my friend. How indeed do you live this one out. I tend to keep my distance with most people until they have proved that they are safe...we have become so jaded. Now you have given me something more to ponder and think about:)