Wednesday, April 23, 2003

It's early to be blogging... I just finished writing a couple of stories about Juan Rodriguez Chavez. He was called the "Thrill Killer" for killing five people in the Dallas area in one night in 1995. He probably killed more than a dozen people in a five month period. Some he shot, robbed, stole their cars and then ran over their heads for "fun".
While in prison Chavez found God...I know, a lot of people find God behind bars it seems, and I have no way of knowing if his "prison conversion" was real or not. I do know he prayed before he died. He apologized to the families of his victims. He admitted what he had done and he said he was a different man, but he also said, "That does not change the fact of the bad things I have committed.''
I go round and round on capital punishment. My friend, and Pastor's, thoughts are that we should give everyone every opportunity to find God, so executing them prevents that...Chavez found God. Then we executed him. He appears to have been a changed man when he died...but he still was a killer. He said last night he hoped God could give the families of his victims the same peace he had.

I hope God gives us all peace.
Watched a program with Amy last night on Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. He's a guy who has had good timing. Sold "" for a fortune and is living his dream. He says he's the luckiest man alive and has all the toys that seemingly go with that title. Before we watched that show we spent a short time visiting some close friends. They've been married for a long time. Their love for each other and for their family is so strong and vibrant it radiates.

That type of wealth is something I am much more comfortable seeking, and thanks to Amy, am much more likely to attain.