2 October 2015 AD/19 Tishrei 5776
While Chris Harper Mercer slaughtered Christians at Umpqua Community College, wounding those who did not confess the name of Jesus Christ, there was a real man on his way to confront evil.
Students were stupidly instructed to “hide and duck down”. One student didn’t follow “orders”. Instead of cringing in fear of his life, Chris Mintz charged the shooter. Wounded by seven bullets, Chris survived. Police successfully killed the shooter.
Sheriff John Hanlin pledged to never mention the name of the shooter and he urged news reporters to follow suit. Sheriff Hanlin does not want to give the shooter any glory by mentioning his name.
Now, allow me to mention again the name of Chris Mintz, 10-year Army veteran from North Carolina. This man exemplified American courage and the true self-sacrifice of his own life in defense of fellow students. What Chris did was not a reaction, but an act of love for his fellow students.
Though found badly wounded with two broken legs, Chris survived.
When faced with life-threatening situations, you are more likely to come out alive by fighting back than by cringing in fear.
I find it interesting. Chris was willing to die for the cause of rescuing fellow students. Jesus was willing to die for the cause of rescuing all mankind.
As it is written, there is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friends.
UPDATE: Chris Mintz recovering in hospital – “With a smile from his hospital bed, an Army vet who was shot 7 times confronting the Umpqua Community College shooter, thanked everyone for their support this morning. Chris Mintz was stationed at JBLM for awhile. Yesterday, when he told the shooter it was his son’s 6th birthday, the gunman shot him two more times. But Mintz is going to survive. He undoubtedly saved lives by charging at the shooter.” – Read more: http://www.kirotv.com/s/news/live/