Quick Reminder to Love Kermit Gosnell

Kermit Gosnell

As I write this, my Facebook feed is filled with links to and comments on the conviction of Kermit Gosnell. There is much rejoicing among fellow believers.

I too rejoice at seeing justice prevail. I rejoice at the fact that this man will no longer have the ability to murder children. And I rejoice at the precedents this conviction will set.

At the same time, I am saddened—not by the conviction, but by some of the reactions I’m seeing. Many of the comments in my feed (though certainly not all of them) reveal a hatred for Dr. Gosnell.

Brothers, he is not the real enemy. And besides, we are commanded to love even our enemies.

Dr. Gosnell has done some atrocious things, and there is no doubt in my mind that he fully deserves whatever punishment is given to him.

But I deserve the same.

God is not looking down on Kermit Gosnell with hatred. God loves him and does not want him to perish. Jesus died for him so that he would not have to perish.

If God can love Kermit Gosnell, then so can I, no matter how revolting his actions may be.

Let us pray for him.