Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Thief in the Night

The greatest character ever created for American television died over the weekend. This rival to Shakespeare's Falstaff didn't even warrant mention in the fictional newspaper of the series for which he was created. Omar Little's ignominious passing perfectly mirrors what happens in ordinary life: stolen merchandise never to be recovered. Except in this case the merchandise is a human life. It makes me wonder if 2 Peter 3:9 is a cruel joke. "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." Could this be a Christian version of the Satanic verses?

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