June 13, 2016
Are We Finally Ready?
Once again, we know the inadequacy of words when trying to express the inexpressible.
Even with our global technology, instant communication and 24/7 news coverage, all we have are words, and they fail to voice our pain or compassion after the catastrophe yesterday in Orlando.
If words fail the heart, maybe they can serve the brain.
Gunviolencearchive.org tells us over 18,000 people have been killed or injured due to firearms in the United States in 2016. Of those 18,000, over 1500 are children under the age of 17. And we’re not even half-way through the year.
If we lost 18,000 people in 6 months to a faulty device, in traffic collisions, or to natural disasters, we would see the numbers as cataclysmic and demand that we find a solution.
There comes a time when the love of fellow man must exceed our love of the means to kill him.
Are we finally ready to end this? Are we finally ready?