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Share Christ’s message with evil-doers, too

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By Jess Thompson

The Colorado shooting spree that took place last week is one of the saddest and most disturbing things I can imagine.
My heart and my prayers go out to the families that lost loved ones and the still injured.
I often reflect on what kind of a monster this suspect was to apparently commit such a heinous act. It is reminiscient of Columbine or Timothy McVeigh.
Over the weekend I heard comments from others about what they wish they could do to the perpetrator of this evil act.
However, let me point out one thing. Jesus died for this person just like he died for you and me. I am certainly in no way condoning such a horrible act. What I am saying is that it burdens my heart to think that perhaps if someone had have shared the love and good news about our lord and savior Jesus Christ, this might not have happened.
I have no knowledge of this man’s upbringing or the spiritual forces in his life.  I can, however, make a simple assumption that Jesus was far from in his life.
We know that in the Bible God showed us he has the power to raise the dead, heal the sick, change hearts and save lives. Yet how often do we take time to share his divine word and message with our neighbors, friends or strangers?
Are you a disciple of Christ? If you answer yes to that statement are you doing what Christ has asked of you?  Mark 16:15, Jesus says, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.”
Jesus’ love saved the evildoer that hung beside him as he was dying on the cross. Don’t neglect to share God’s saving message with everyone around you.

Jess Thompson is a resident of Lawrenceburg. Reach him at jessinlawrenceburg@gmail.com.