It seems that a preacher and father of 5 children has taken into his house a man who served many years for killing a 12 year old boy. The man has been a Christ-follower now for 16 years, and his record has been unblemished. He was recently released from prison. The preacher felt like it was the Christlike thing to do to give this man a second chance. I admire that. And yet, I wonder about bringing the man into his home with his 5 children.
But the neighbors are outraged. They are holding demonstrations in front of the preacher's house. They are afraid to let their children play outside. One mother said her daughter cannot go to sleep at night until the mother checks every room and closet. The people are living in fear. And to some degree, I can understand that.
One lady said, "There are other people who are more deserving of 2nd chances." Huh?
Another woman said, "People don't change." So much for the gospel.
Still another said that people with criminal minds just don't become Christians.
So, what would YOU do?