In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth
In the United States of America, every day is a Mass Shooting Day. It is no longer news. It is the new normal.
Just as the daily news reports counted the days of the Iran Hostage Crisis, so should we count the days of mass shootings — until we put an end to it. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
- Why is gun control controversial? We register drivers and the vehicles they drive. We register hazardous substances. We register individuals in various professions. We do not allow blind people to drive, broke-down vehicles on the road, hazardous substances in the mail, or unsuitable individuals in certain professions. Regulating guns does not stop people from having them. But, when someone has an impulse to commit murder or suicide, perhaps a gun will not be readily available.
- Our society is in a crisis — I would say a catastrophe — of mental disorder. It needs to be dealt with as an emergency. We all need to be involved.
- Why aren’t the various communities of people of faith at the forefront of answering the need for societal healing? The condition of our society is an indictment of all people who claim to love the gracious and compassionate God who created us and who claim to love their neighbors as they love themselves.
- If your church, mosque, temple, tabernacle, or synagogue is not a house of compassion, get the hell out.
Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that this day and every day is a Mass Shooting Day.
I started the count yesterday, June 17, 2017. Today is day 0002. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.
Mass Shooting Day 0002.