Wednesday, February 8, 2012
First a Hatchet, Then the Fire
We are learning details of a murder. A father bludgeons and hacks at his two very young sons and then burns them alive. They die of smoke inhalation, not their horrible wounds. This story is carried on the national news. I have been thinking about the agony the little boys endured. I imagine their loved ones' grief. Author William Paul Young's novel "The Shack" might help them find some peace. Young offers a passionate and reasoned exposition of the succor God would provide to ease the way of the stricken. It is a beautiful and very modern construct of a holy trinity. For the sake of these little boys, I wish it were just as Young describes.