I feel like I should say something about the Uvalde shooting but there is not much that can be said. There have been so many tragedies that we have lost
count. There is an angry and destructive side to humanity that cannot be controlled. Everyone wants to do something, but it is a multifaceted problem. No simple
solution will make it go away. Even though it is a human problem in the
United States we are far more likely than the rest of the world to suffer
such violence. We have created an atmosphere where people think of
violence when they are angry or feel insignificant. There could be a way to
effect that environment. The killings are a sign that evil is loose in the world in many ways, great and small. We cannot effect the whole world but we can effect
the people around us. Maybe we can prevent an act of violence by an act
of kindness. We may never know. Jesus would want us to refrain from
responding in anger. What was God doing when the children were dying?
The same thing God was doing when Jesus died: weeping.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. John 13:34