They didn’t deserve to die like that. None of them did.
- Not the students and teachers in the school
- Not the theater-goers enjoying a new movie
- Not the people attending the night club
- Not the country music fans at a concert
- Not the friends out for a bike ride in the city
- Not the families worshipping on a quiet Sunday morning
No one deserves to die at the hands of a mass murderer.
But, what can we do about it?
- We can write new gun-control laws
- We can overhaul our mental health system
- We can fill our prisons with law-breakers
- We can pressure Hollywood to stop creating violent entertainment
- We can turn every movie theater, school, amusement park and place of worship into a fortress
These things may help, but will they really solve the problem?
The real problem is in the heart. Until people’s hearts are changed, the problem will not go away.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9
2 thoughts on “They Didn’t Deserve to Die Like That”
What a beautiful and most important post. Thank you for writing this. I also have to add, your thought about somehow stopping Hollywood from producing endless violent films is a really important point and I’m glad you emphasized it. Of course, it’s a free country, but doesn’t common sense tell us not to present extreme violence on a large screen over and over again? The same is true with the news media. Do they have to remind us all on television how easy it is to make a pressure cooker explosive? What does that accomplish? Thanks for listening to my rant!
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Any time. Thanks for reading and commenting!