Good morning, my dear ones,
The parents in Uvalde, Texas are weeping. Not for a night; for a lifetime. As you are well aware, there was yet another mass school shooting, this time at Robb Elementary School. Nineteen precious little ones were killed as were two brave teachers who tried in vain to shield their students from a gunman with an AR15 weapon which can shoot 100 rounds (bullets) in seconds. It is absolutely not enough to say our hearts go out to the families and those impacted by this senseless tragedy. Please don’t say, “You are in my thoughts and prayers.” It is time, now, for every American to take a long deep look into the mirror and ask ourselves, “What can I do to make our nation, state, neighborhood, and yes, schools, safer?” Action is needed now! Sensible gun regulations are needed now. We need a nationwide ban on assault rifles now. The Bible states clearly, “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:14). You can and must do your part to end the murder of innocent little ones.
On Monday morning look on the website of your local, state, and national representatives. Check out their stance on sensible gun legislation. Major elections are happening across our nation this year. If your candidate is advocating for arming teachers, vote them out! If your candidate is taking funds from the NRA, vote them out! If you candidate is not advocating for reasonable gun legislation, vote them out! Your vote counts. Ask yourself, “Would Jesus vote for this candidate?” Your faith demands that you advocate for change. On this one issue, there can be no debate.