I haven’t mentioned Joseph Kony on this blog since 2005. Maybe it’s because he’s someone whom I would rather forget. His crimes are so horrifying that it’s hard to let yourself imagine that it’s real. But it is.
Michael Gerson of the Washington Post writes today about Kony and about what the U. S. and the international community might do about him. Gerson warns,
We are seeing the second coming — surrounded by an army of children and trailing clouds of death — of Joseph Kony. If this is not a cause for horror — and a justified cause for international action — it is difficult to imagine what would be.
Gerson’s piece is not for the faint of heart. Consider yourself warned as you pray with me, “Maranatha.”
11 Deliver those who are being taken away to death,
And those who are staggering to slaughter, O hold them back.
12 If you say, “See, we did not know this,”
Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts?
And does He not know it who keeps your soul?
And will He not render to man according to his work?
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.