When GOD wrote the 10 Commandments in the OT in Ex. 20, the reason there were 603 more laws on top of the 10 was partially for the purpose of giving people instructions about how to apply the 10 Commandments. This can get really complicated and confusing, so when Jesus had a conversation with an Expert in the Law about the most important commandment, the conclusion was: (1) Love GOD with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength; and (2) Love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:29-31). Jesus was able to expand on this a little more when He gave basic instructions about what is behind the Law in His Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7). In those chapters Jesus was not just saying murder or adultery or stealing is wrong, but the attitude and heart condition behind those sins is where it all begins.
So how does this relate to the shooting at the Batman movie? Think about the worldview that is taught in those movies. If Jesus is saying that the heart attitude is really what is behind murder or hatred, then shouldn’t we check our hearts? Shouldn’t we guard our hearts and eyes and our soul? Wouldn’t this be the way to truly love GOD with our heart, soul, mind, and strength by not only not murdering or committing adultery but by also not thinking about it or seeing it? Didn’t we learn about this a few weeks ago when missionary in training Noe Martinez preached from Luke 11 that the eyes are a gateway to the soul.
I read a report that the shooter who killed 12 and wounded 58 allegedly said, “I am the Joker” referring to the Joker in the Batman movies who is Psycho. In Batman 1 & 2, wasn’t he sadistic enough to do something like what happened in Aurora Colorado yesterday at about 12:30am?
My point – sometimes reality imitates art.
We need to guard our hearts, eyes, minds, and souls.