Wishing Saddam and Shane could have met..

I haven’t commented much on the killing of Saddam, but many others have. On New Year’s Eve Nicholas and I dared to watch the video of his hanging that had been posted online and chose not to invite our wives to watch. We’re glad we did. As Nicholas said in response to Leslie’s question of what it was like and if they could watch, “it’s someone being killed. There is no reason to ever watch someone being killed.”
I agree.
Just the other day i picked up a copy of Shane Claiborne’s book entitled The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical at the suggestion of Aaron Mauer. I’ve only read a little bit of it, but it is radical in the most ordinary way. Already I’m impressed with Shane’s commitment to justice, grace, simplicity, and faithfulness in the way of Jesus of Nazareth.
You can get a flavor of Shane from his article on Saddam entitled, Communicating through a Noose. In some ways i do wish Shane and Saddam could have met. Though I’m not sure what that would have been like. And i am most certainly not sure the relationship would have been reciprocated.

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