Bin Laden is Dead

As I write this it is currently 8:48pm on Sunday night. I just watched live as the President announced officially that Osama Bin Laden was dead. I was flooded with a sea of emotions as I listened to him talk. At the same time, my twitter feed was running wild on the top right of my screen as people were contributing all sorts of comments in reaction to the news. The first few made me laugh:
@bkoozer: “Let me guess…Bin Laden’s iPhone gave away his location…” @robhoskins: “Osama shot in a mansion in the burbs? Someones got some splainin to do.” @bobpowers1: “‘I loosened it.’ -Bush” @tommyjohnagin: “Can I keep my shoes on in the airport now? #usa”
But then a couple of them really made me think:
@greg_boyd: “News of Bin Laden’s death reminds me of Jesus’ prayer: “Father, forgive them” — the ones who were executing him! Love hopes (I Cor 13:7)!” @michaelhyatt: “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles.” (Proverbs 24:17)
So what’s your reaction to the news? More importantly, how should we be reacting?

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