The Value of Life

Sadness sweeps over me when I recall not just the school shooting in Florida this past week, but the reactions as well. Politicians and media hustlers pointed fingers at each other, they yelled, they sniped, but they didn’t come up with an answer. Why should they? When it comes to Congress, democrats and republicans both receive money from the NRA.

kindnessBe kind to others. You could
change the outcome of their day.

Besides, it’s not a gun issue. If someone wants to kill enough, they’ll do so with or without a gun. Just ask China who lost 33 due to 5 knife-wielding madmen.

It seems to me to me that all this killing is more a kindness issue than anything else. John 13:34 comes straight from Jesus, And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. We’ve become a society that doesn’t value life. School shootings, drive-bys, the buying and selling of children. We’re too busy shouting at each other to really listen to what anybody’s saying.

Do you think this kid would still have shot up this school if he had some friends in it? I’m not sure, maybe. But then, maybe not. It seems most of these shooters are labeled mentally ill, and then everyone walks away from them leaving them alone and feeling unloved. Would things have been different if in middle school someone had invited him to church?

I don’t like any type of automatic weapon. They never should have been legalized. Unfortunately, they have become so much a part of our society that there’s no way to take them away. And making guns illegal won’t change the hearts of those who don’t care about others. Like in China, they’d just find other ways.


You started glorifying cultures of violence — you’ve glorified the gang culture, you’ve glorified games that actually give you points for raping and killing people. Gun didn’t change. We changed.- Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich


The only true way to stop Satan is with the love of Jesus.

We need to be aware of those who are alone in the world. Awareness is the key, not just for those in the schools, the police departments or neighborhoods, but in the homes as well. It’s time parents become aware of what they’re children are doing and what they are going through before it’s too late.

But in reality, how do you change a country that is more appalled by the name of Jesus than the f-word? Or a country that spends more time playing video games where killing is considered entertainment than spending time reading the Bible? When we answer that question, we might actually be able to change these actions.

If you are in need of prayer, please let me know. I’ll be more than happy to pray for you.

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