In this blog I have emphasized the Christian command to love. I have noted the bad fruits of judgment, hate and fear of the GLBT community which Christian aggressors have tried to justify as God-approved, even God-directed. Grief and loss, the bad fruits of judgment, hatred and fear, is expressed in many ways.
Picasso addressed such pain and loss in the context of the war in Guernica:
The painting may be accessed at my original source, http://www.artchive.com/artchive/P/picasso/guernica.jpg.html . I also included it and discussed it in the context of violence in Tucson and Omaha in my post on a related site, The Bible Through Artists’ Eyes, which post you may find at https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/remembering-recent-victims-of-violence/ .
For an excellent and sensitive journalistic photo presentation by Time, which honors the victims, those who were killed, those who survived and the many who grieve, see http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,2084743_2295860_last,00.htmlhttp://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,2084743_2295860_last,00.html
I note that the Associated Press reported today, July 28, 2011, that the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, “called on his country to react by more tightly embracing, rather than abandoning, the culture of tolerance that Anders Behring Breifik said he was trying to destroy.” Now that is a faith statement that is sure to bear good fruit. That is what true forgiveness is about: a refusal to be bound by the wrongs, evils and fears of the past as proper governmental authorities hold Breifik accountable.
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