Three good words from John Piper delivered within one week of the September 11, 2001 tragedy:
Terrorism, Justice, and Loving Our Enemies (September 12, 2001). The opening:
Someone asked me after our Tuesday prayer service in response to the terrorist attack, “Can we pray for justice, and yet love our enemy at the same time?” The answer is yes.
But let’s start with our own guilt. Christians know that if God dealt with us only according to justice, we would perish under his condemnation. We are guilty of treason against God in our sinful pride and rebellion. We deserve only judgment. Justice alone would condemn us to everlasting torment.
A Service of Sorrow, Self-Humbling, and Steady Hope in Our Savior and King, Jesus Christ (September 16, 2001)
Why I Do Not Say, “God Did Not Cause the Calamity, but He Can Use It for Good” (September 17, 2001)