Some people told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices.
He said to them in reply, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans?
“By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!
“Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them–do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem?
“By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” (Luke 13:1-5)
We all have some idea of how much the people of Haiti have gone through since the terrible earthquake on January 12th.
Do we think, because the Haitians have suffered, that they are greater sinners than all the other people in the northern hemisphere?
By no means!