Arguably the most hated woman of the decade.
In spite of the not-guilty verdict handed down at her trial last Tuesday, an overwhelming majority of the country believe the 25-year-old is guilty of abusing and murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee. Due for release from prison in just a week (July 17), the newly free Ms. Anthony won’t find many waiting with arms open wide.
One of her lawyers admitted that he fears for Casey’s safety, “It’s as much her country as anybody else’s,” Mason told Savannah Guthrie on the “Today” show Monday. “She just needs to have some time and counseling … She’s been in lockdown for 23 hours a day for three years.”
People everywhere are left feeling that justice was not served. Christians are outraged that the death of this little girl will not be avenged. Facebook blew up with comments of hatred, disgust and loathing as people posted their reactions to the verdict.
I admit, I’ve stayed on the sidelines of this fight, more out of shock at the frenzied reaction than lack of an opinion. But days later, as I sit here thinking and praying over this awful story, it hits me that many Christians have jumped into the fray of a vigilante mob out for vengeance before stopping to ask what Jesus would have them do about Casey Anthony.
So, my Christian readers, what would Jesus do and say about Casey Anthony? How would our Savior respond? In grief (Mt. 19:13-15)? In justice (Ex. 20:13)? In forgiveness (1 Jn. 1:9)? In love (Mt. 5:43-48)? In repentance (Jn. 8:1-11)? In judgment (Rev. 20:11-15)?
What Scriptures do you think apply to the Casey Anthony situation? How are we, as followers of Christ, to respond? What should our stance be to the world? We want to know what you think…