I was distressed to read that people were waiting outside the courthouse in Bellefonte and taunted Jerry Sandusky as he was taken away.
"Rot in hell" was the quote reported. People cheered and danced in the streets when Osama bin Laden was killed, and hold party vigils outside prisons to celebrate the completion of executions. None of us believes ourselves to be the child molester, the terrorist or the murderer, but there is some base darkness in every heart.
To serve justice, in my mind, does not mean a celebration, but a somber responsibility to care for one another, in compassion, even in our deepest darkness. When we are hateful, we are diminished. The local clergy might help me out on this.