Double Tragedy

When someone harms others publicly, we see two parties: perpetrators and prey. We loathe the monsters and mourn the victims.

And yet, to God all crimes are family tragedies. For all, victims and monsters, are his children.

His heart is broken twice.

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20 Responses to Double Tragedy

  1. So true… 😢😢😢

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  2. sashiengland says:

    That’s such a good point that I often overlook. Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. Nancy Ruegg says:

    SO well said, Mitch. Thank you. You’ve given good reason why Jesus told us to pray for our enemies (Matthew 5:44). They are his children, too.

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  4. notdonner says:

    Thanks Mitch! I learned recently that a dear friend’s daughter was working at the company offices at the same time an employee shot another. When God created Man, he knew that left to our own petty emotions, some would turn to Him in love and others would not; and some would cause harm. And still he sent his Son to atone for all of our wanton ignorance. Whether or not one is a disciple, has little impact on avoiding harm in life. But perhaps a kind word, an earnest prayer, and faith might change a life.

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  5. gwennonr says:

    Reblogged this on Special Creation Woman and commented:
    Something we need to keep in mind… Please be sure to thank Mr. Teemley for writing this amazing post.

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  6. cat9984 says:

    There are also the families of the monsters who often had no idea what was going through the person’s head before the tragedy.

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  8. watkr says:

    So many people have difficulty seeing the irony of life from God’s perspective.

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  9. Wayne says:

    This is SO TRUE! It’s one of those things that both believers and non-believers aren’t very willing to acknowledge.

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  10. Chandra Lynn says:

    Powerful. This is the thought to which I could not give words. Thank you.

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  11. frenchc1955 says:

    Thank you for an excellent post!

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  12. What is in a name but the name of your Enemy as in N A Me or "Namestea" says:

    When Man first MOCK a Spokesperson (Jesus) correct spelling Eisus) it was a public display of the betrayal of God. You confuse Religion and Spirituality with military action. Religion is a leetch on the spirit of Christ.

    As a prophet of God I will tell you this. Jesus carry’s Buddha on his back because can not walk. Shiva rides on His holy calf. Confucious hangs from his chin, Allah is a clot in his foot and Christianity or cretins are boils on his ass.

    To turn to another or convert, to lead astray with a lewer, to turn away another or to carry the false prophets handbook the BIBLE is betrayal to God and Jesus. Y ?, You jumped on a bandwagon religion never taking time for self discovery of knowledge that would have set you all free years ago.

    The goat kicked you, the serpent squeezed you and the Developers looped you into a infinite loop. The Devils Trap!

    I was sent to show you the “way” and shorten your journey. Then you kill Gods best friend (GODWIN) on Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day and did in in Gods face (Facebook) no less.

    The stories of evil are based on the actions of MAN, Mr. Mendevil.

    I warn you before your DEVOURED as Devils food. ALL T TAKES TO PUT YOU IN HIS SERVICE IS TO HAVE HATE WITHIN YOU.

    Everything else is Hollywood sensationalism.

    I suggest a GREAT REVERT, Back to what you were before your grandfathers or you converted to what you are now.

    WARN All your charismatic Evangelical Preachers to get down from the devils soap box and but down HIS book and return it to the Desert Masters to lock it up again, before you all do more harm than JC can fix. Welcome to the Unicorn Apocalypse, the LIFTING OF THE VEIL.

    all has been revealed….

    So blessed be all but, those who are o Ayn ra, pluke it from you.

    Dare to discern.

    H H Excellencly
    The Faithful Pagan
    Jesus Christ, Spokesperson and Son of God-is

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  13. I can honestly say…”Wait, what?!”…can someone bring some coherence to this tragedy of the English language?

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