As word spreads and Christians respond may I suggest, from a theological point of view, that it is extraordinarily important that Christians be very Christian on this particular day concerning this particular topic.
It’s too easy to fall into the trap of substituting national pride or nationalism for Christian belief and practice. Christians are obliged always to be Christian. But right now, they must mind themselves and be outspokenly Christian.
We can, to be sure, rejoice that evil is overcome by good and that injustice always finds its way to the court of justice. But we cannot allow ourselves, or anyone else, to forget that it is before the bar of God’s judgment that all must stand.
And there should be a part of us that regrets his unrepentant murderousness and the certainty that he has been swept into an eternity without hope or salvation.
Had he been introduced to Christianity’s message of the love of God, the opportunity of salvation, and the offer of forgiveness, the world may be a very different place.
Dancing on the grave of the damned, however, ill suits the disciples of Jesus Christ.