What is the answer!!!! Seems our world has become such an angry, violent place. How did that man in Arizona decide that he had the right to go into that store and randomly take lives of people he didn't even know! You can say he's crazy but I read letters to the editor in our paper that are from people who exhibit this same anger. And so often they use their faith as an excuse. Where does that come from? I go to church and I never leave there feeling anger -- only peace. The one thing about my church that I think may be different is that they don't speak of politics. They speak about God and his love for us. In all the years I've gone to the Methodist church, I've never heard a sermon that mentioned a political candidate or how we should vote on a political issue. There's no anger in our church and I'm so grateful.
I just read a blog entry by an Australian that said Australian's were so amazed at the gun laws in the U.S. In our part of the country, we've learned to not voice our opinions about gun laws. It seems to bring out such anger and we're afraid of the repercussions. You can follow a pick-up truck down the road with a gun-rack full of guns and all kinds of bumper stickers but don't you dare put a peace sticker on yours.
I'm praying today that God will show us the way and that we will listen. Peace!