Evil Beyond Salvation?
Isn't it interesting when people do not act the way you expect, and isn't it sad when they act all too predictably?
Peter Liddell's case was in the news again
. A multiple child molester, who keeps reoffending, his latest conviction was for crimes committed not far from our bach. A lovely spot tarnished by human evil.
And then there's Glynn Cardy (Vicar of St Matthew's in the City) in SMACA - the liberal Anglican parish's newsletter. He knew Liddell years ago. Despite his Liberal Christianity he'd lock Liddell up for life
and throw away the key. (Do read his well-argued, impassioned thoughts, they're worth pondering).
Can Liddell be saved?
Could he be redeemed?
Should he ever be released?
How do we respond to the stain of evil hidden behind a plausible manner and a winning smile?