Posts Tagged ‘injustice’

This is going to be raw, I am sorting my thoughts and feelings on this as I write.

Ariel-Castro-main_1772234aOn Tuesday of this week Ariel Castro, who kidnapped and enslaved 3 girls for up to a decade, died in his cell by hanging. This was only after 1 month of serving his 1000 year sentence. I am and have been super bothered and emotional about this since I found out last night. A part of me is screaming UNJUST, UNFAIR, COWARD.

I also scream for those three girls. These girls suffered under the hands of this man for years, 10 years for the first girl he took, raped and imprisoned. Then, when they finally get free and justice is brought, their captor only suffers for  1 month and then takes the easy way out by killing himself. Ugg, I couldn’t imaging what they must be going through, it’s not fair, they continue to suffer and he isn’t anymore. This is one of the reasons why I am so against the death penalty, this and that I don’t believe that taking another persons life is right, no matter what he/she has done.

Then there is the other side of me. The side that tries to see Ariel Castro as Jesus see’s him, as His son who made a horrible decision when he took those girls. I see the side where if he was sick, which he claimed to be with this quote “At his sentencing, Castro told the court that he had been “driven by sex”, adding: “I’m not a violent predator… I’m not a monster, I’m a normal person.” “I’m just sick. I have an addiction, just like an alcoholic has an addiction” that he felt unable to control himself.  I wonder if when the realization of what he had done hit him could he just no longer live with himself? I wonder if he met Jesus in those last hours? I wonder if he killed himself out of regret over what he had done, or fear of what his life was going to become?

I feel rage, sympathy, anger, remorse, pity, frustration, helplessness and confusion. I pray that I don’t forget to continually bring those 3 girls to Jesus in my prayers. They need healing, they need hope. It is not a hope that comes from their captor being caught, it is a hope that comes from Jesus, their maker.

What are your thoughts regarding this?

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crossdownToday is Good Friday. My hope is that I wouldn’t just see today as another day, but would look to the cross and realize what it cost this man Jesus to get to Resurrection Sunday. The road to the cross was not an easy one, it was one filled with pain, heart break, tears of blood, betrayal, mockery and denial. That Friday was the sacrifice that Jesus made so that we could be free. Jesus willingly went to the cross, like a lamb before the slaughter. He had no control over the resurrection, that was all God. The event that Jesus had control over and chose to walk into out of His love for God and obedience to the father was the cross. Take some time today to read and reflect on Mark 14-15

Today I was reading and came again to the section where it talks about Joseph of Arimathea, and how he asked Pilat for the body of Jesus. The part that stood out is vs. 43 where it say’s “he was also himself looking for the kingdom of God.” This is so beautiful. All others ran from him, those who had followed him for years turned and betrayed Him, but then this man, a member of the council who was not a follower of Jesus, but was just looking for the kingdom of God stepped in and boldly took the body of Jesus to rest.

Where are you at today in your belief in Jesus? Are you a follower of Him, are you searching for the Kingdom? Jesus today is waiting for you, wherever you are at. If you are searching, know that He can be found. Know that he died for you and accepts you where you are at right now. It is beautiful that you are searching for the Kingdom of God, know that it can be found and it is found in Jesus.

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