Pastor's Blog

June 16, 2017

I’m looking at another shooting headline this week…this time in the capital at a baseball practice, where several members of congress would have been killed were it not for the dedicated work of capital police.  The shooting was politically motivated and the individual responsible was obviously a sick man.  I heard about it first as a congresswoman spoke on the radio.  She had been at the practice with her daughter and she said she was scared as hell. 

Many people today bathe their minds with images of graphic horror and violence in theaters and in the privacy of their own homes.  Violent role-play is now an acceptable form of entertainment, but most people are not entertained or amused by actual terrorism or gun violence, especially when they are the victims.  Instead, they express shock and surprise, which is really just the denial of our own readiness to do evil given the right conditions.

The root of all violence is fear, anger, and resentment.  In response, Jesus want...

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