We’ve heard plenty of this phrase and law by the same name over the past weeks and months. It essentially comes down to self-defense when feeling threatened and/or afraid. This got me thinking, what does “stand your ground” look like from a biblical perspective?
Whether they were tears of disappointment, frustration, anger, or relief, the emotions surrounding the past year and a half since that tragic February 26th, 2012 night when George Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin reached a new level as the verdict was read yesterday. Of course, emotions will remain for years to come as many lives have been turned upside down through these unfortunate events.
Each Friday I’ll mention some thoughts on the week’s news or highlight things I found interesting and invite you to do the same. (Sorry I missed last week. Traveling over the holiday weekend put me behind on a couple of things.)
The recent crash of Asiana Flight 214 has raised questions about the use of autopilot and when it is best used. Reports seem to suggest that on this particular flight, autopilot was disengaged at about 1,600 feet as it came in to land on Saturday. What role autopilot played in the tragedy that day is still unclear and most likely will be for some time.
Whatever your thoughts were on George W. Bush as a president, it seems he is becoming more liked the longer he is out of office, though that is not why I bring him up. The reason I mention him is because recently he said something I found to be meaningful; when asked about President Obama in this CNN interview, he commented that he would not criticize the President because it would do no good and he has a tough job.