While I think I’ve heard just about enough on Michael Jackson, hearing the news about Steve McNair was not the
change I would’ve hoped for. With the latest information, it sounds as if a girlfriend who found out her lover was not getting a divorce and would not be taking care of her as his new wife got just a little bent out of shape, killed her lover, and then killed herself. What a senseless waste of life.
A man in a convenience store in Pennsylvania commented that Steve had no business messing with this girl—that he was married. I didn’t know that at the time and apparently, his wife knew nothing of the relationship either. Still, regardless of your view on infidelity, I don’t think anyone deserved what happened here.
On the other hand, if you look back a few centuries, they would both have been subject to stoning for this sin. I can’t be the first one to cast a stone here, but I have to admit I feel a bit foolish to say he didn’t deserve this. When we sin, and because of our sin, we all deserve death. As harsh as that sounds, it’s a spiritual truth and one for which a reprieve is available. Jesus took on our death penalty for us—one time—for all—so that we could live. He would expect us to “go and sin no more” and live out our lives in a way that honors and respects that sacrifice he made for us.