A Letter to the Deceased

Dear Seung-Hui Cho,

I don’t know you, nor you I and we are unlikely to have even met in this life you had until last Monday. If I could have met you somewhere between death and meeting God, I’d have liked to say a few things to you.

Christ taught us and His apostles:

And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, “Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?” And the King shall answer and say unto them, “Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, “Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.” Then shall they also answer him, saying, “Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?” Then shall he answer them, saying, “Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.” And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. Matthew 25:32-46

Now that you have met our Glorious Father in Heaven upon your death and that of your college peers, has He asked you “Why do you kill me?”

I do not know your standing with God our Father, nor your ultimate for it is not mine to conjecture or know. However, I pray for you, for your actions are so tragic and against the life that God entrusted to you, and that which he entrusted to your fellow students and professors. The Lord made you, and He knows your innermost thoughts and being, indeed, He formed you in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139). I am sorry that you never knew this, or if you knew it, it was only known to you intellectually and not spiritually.

Secondly, if people hurt you and it stems from the Evil one, surely should you not let it live? True, judgement is not yours to give, but it will also be their burden. Practice of Evil leads to Evil consuming the life, thus if anyone were against you and hurt you, they should have lived. Let people live with the wrongs that they have done, for judgment and punishment more powerful than what you can ever give shall fall upon them. Additionally, if they hurt you verbally, emotionally, the pain that you feel is long lasting, but the pain of a bullet that is life ending is briefer than what you feel. Better to leave it to God who is more just than we, and that they potentially get eternal fire and you eternal refuge, but you have done the more Evil act.

Did no one tell you? Or did you not listen with your heart and soul?