Friday, December 14, 2012
A Time to Mourn
Quite frankly, the topic on which I was writing pales so much in comparison to the story breaking out of suburban New York City, I don't feel there's any point in posting what I was going to post today. It can wait until next week.
Allow me to digress for a moment, however, and acknowledge how incongruous it is for us to swoon over news of mass shootings, but never get all worked up about people who kill other people with cars. An average of 100 people PER DAY are killed in automobile accidents in the United States. That's more than three Connecticut school shootings a day. How about alcohol abuse? 45 of those deaths from car wrecks are caused by drunk driving - 45 a day. Might gun shootings be sensationalized because they're so rare, relative to the other ways we're accustomed to killing each other?
Our lack of respect for one another isn't just manifested when somebody shoots somebody else, is it?
Meanwhile, don't think that I'm not aggrieved over this tragedy in Connecticut. Indeed, I encourage you to please pray for all of those directly impacted by this horrific event, and that the Holy Spirit would somehow be glorified through it this Advent season.