Elliot Rodger, The

A few months ago, a young man by the name of Elliot Rodger killed some modern American girls.  Then came the flurry of reasons.  What would make him detonate with no warning?  Was it the medication?  Was it some mental illness?  Was it his home life?  Some problem with his father, or mother?  Do the victims carry the blame?

 

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he shall not depart from it.  — Proverbs 22:6

His victim’s parents, and his parents, all carry the blame.  The victim’s parents could have taught them how to behave.  His parents could have taught him how to live.  The average American child does not have parents – they have progenitors.  This is why the tragedy occurred, and will occur again.

Follow Through Regardless Of Influence

And when then saw him, they worshiped him: but some doubted.   — Matthew 28:17

In this context, Jesus has risen from the dead and shown himself to some of those who knew him.  However, even some of the ones who knew him and saw him still doubted his resurrection and him.  Jesus did not let this change him in any way but continued on as he had been.  He continued on to heaven and has become the mediator between us and God, just as he said.  He brought God’s spirit into the world for all mankind, just as he said.  He fulfilled the law, just as he said.

Jesus is the epitome of the manly man; the ultimate example we should follow; and truly, He is the only example we should mirror.