Like everyone else I am trying to make sense of the killing of twenty first graders in Connecticut. And certainly reflecting on the lives of the adults who were lost as well.
All out there with no diplomacy, here I am.
I am researching the history of the Second Amendment.
Those guys were protecting the right to bear arms as in a musket, not an assault rifle that can slaughter twenty children in seconds.
Something is horribly wrong when government leaders and organizations believe that I need an assault rifle. I don’t and neither does any other private citizen.
When the NRA wields that much power in our nation something has gone horribly wrong. Horribly.
I am rethinking our sinful nature. This morning I have been reading in Scripture verses that deal with our sinful nature.
Everyone always says that “something needs to change”, “something must change.”
Then change it!
This is going to seem so insensitive to the memory of those twenty children and their families. However, if the the live video footage from that school’s security system was released across the nation to every network outlet of those children literally being mowed down, their bodies being ripped apart, multiple wounds, some children torn apart so badly in the face that they were not identifiable…then.
Release that footage and tell me there would not be such an uproar that something would not change.
Psalm 51;5 says, “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.”
Born into sin, yes. But born to slaughter twenty first graders? No.
We have done this.
There is a war between good and evil, God and the Devil, call it what you want, but it’s there.
When we continually push God out of our institutions and now God is being pushed out of our churches, we have a created a vacuum and that vacuum is being filled with evil intent of every imagination.
We have allowed the Gospel to be taken hostage and this is the price we are paying to try and get it back.
I am not good, nor worthy, nor honorable, nor noble.
It is only by God and from God that I have either passion or compassion for people and the Gospel.
We can do better. We must do better.
I am a big fan of The West Wing and I am including this link which seems so appropriate at this time.
They Weren’t Born Wanting To Do This. We allowed it to happen.