Sitting back and I am trying hard to avoid news media and social outlets. It’s just too much to take in that children and teachers were shot at school today. I know that when my kids come home, I will hug them tight. And I will worry every day for a while. Only until my life becomes complacent and I become sure that it would never happen here. But for now, my heart aches.
I have to stay away from social outlets today because the knee-jerk reactions are equally as painful as the events themselves. I can almost hear enraged screams from non-Christians that God is cruel for “allowing” such things to happen. Sometimes those screams come from Christians themselves. There are screams about tighter gun control and screams that tighter gun control won’t stop. The particularly frustrating screams are from those who yell about “how can we give people the right to carry such weapons?” all the while ignoring that the right to bear arms does not include the right to mow down innocent children and teachers.
Once again we become divided in a time when we suffer from crazy events that do truly effect us all. It’s that divisiveness that shows how far we haven’t come. Every time something happens, we become more divided. What good does it do? It doesn’t. But we rely on those knee jerk reactions and the media leading us along in the direction they want. I can only imagine Bill O’Reilly spewing on that this happened because we are a “Godless” country. And the CNN will go on about the oppressiveness of our society. Divisiveness.
I don’t know what we should do anymore. But the divisiveness has to stop. If it doesn’t, we will destroy ourselves.