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Osama bin Laden and the Kingdom of God

I talk sometimes about my dual citizenship: I am a natural-born citizen of the United States of America, and I am an adopted child of God through Jesus, the Christ, and, therefore, a citizen of the Kingdom of God. Sometimes my loyalties to those kingdoms clash.

This was the case Sunday night when the world heard about the "killing" of Osama bin Laden.As a citizen of the United States I cheered for the "justice" that was served our nation's Public Enemy Number One. I wanted to be in Times Square, Ground Zero, or outside the White House to cheer with my fellow citizens for the demise of one who brought so much suffering and death to our country.

I was proud of our leaders who never gave up on tracking him down and for the Navy Seal who served the kind of retribution the rest of the world would understand with a "double tap" to the head and chest of the leader of Al Qaeda .

As I watched the nation rejoice and the images of the raid flash into my living ro…