Like every other college student and most Americans, I didn’t know the name Osama bin Laden. I also didn’t know God.
This knowledge should lead us to lament the terrible damage we have caused, and this should then shape how we move forward.
Acknowledge the brokenness that could produce such gut-wrenching darkness. Internalize. And then get to work . . .
We have experienced a long night where we have been brought face-to-face with the staggering inequities pervading our society. No longer are we able to say we didn’t know, for we have seen with our eyes, heard with our ears, witnessed in multiple ways, how those on our margins have been left in Egypt to fend for themselves.
Thus, what I have strongly urged my evangelical Christian missionary friends serving in other countries to do is to lovingly and strongly confront the nationalism of their supporters.