There are lots of problems in the world. There is at least one problem out there that burdens each of us. So what do we do? Depending upon which problem has our attention at the moment, we flitter from one problem to the next.
What problem have we alighted upon now? It is that mass school shooting in Florida. Scary. Sad. So we have once again turned to our “great” leaders, distinguish-sounding men and women who know how mouth meaningless words as the occasion demands. Year after year such ladies and gentlemen have offered “solutions”. Year after year they have demanded more power. Year after year we still have the same problems, or worse.
When what they offer us does not work, why do we keep going to these same “great” leaders, distinguish-sounding men and women who know how mouth meaningless words as the occasion demands? Is that not insane? When it clearly does not work, isn’t doing the same thing over and over again insane? Perhaps that is why they want to take our guns from us. They think we have mental issues, that it is not safe to trust us with guns. Are they right?
There is a solution. That is the subject of insanitybytes22’s post. Jesus saves!
You want an answer for all your problems? Turn to Jesus. Love and obey Him.
None get out of this life alive, but we can live worthwhile lives. Instead of listening endlessly to pompous people, people who have the audacity to tell us they have easy answers for complex problems, we can turn to Jesus. We don’t have to wait for some bureaucrats in Washington DC to do “something”, whatever that is. We can love our neighbors next door. To the glory of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, we can help each other.
Instead of taking all our problems to our “great” leaders, we can seek the wisdom of our Lord Jesus. A few problems can only be solved in Washington DC, but most we can work out locally. However, we have to care about each other. We cannot go into our homes and just hide from the world.
When we don’t involve ourselves in our communities, instead of being disciples of Christ, that is when we and our children learn to become monsters and victims. God did not make this world so that we could hand our responsibility to love each other over to the government. Because He wants us to learn to love each other, there are some things — many things — that we each must do ourselves.
Our faith, Jesus Christ Himself, the bible, the word, is often called the Sword of Truth. It is more of a metaphorical sword, than a literal one, a sword that is good for slaying lies and deceptions, a sword of love and protection, perhaps. A sword you want standing behind you when the storms of life come at you, and they will come.
I wanted to weigh in on school shootings, on gun control, on some of the craziness swirling around the whole discussion, arm teachers, ban guns, pass laws, etc, etc. First let me say, I’m a big fan of the second amendment, so this is not a gun control argument by any means, it is simply that I sometimes grow weary of the American psyche, our good guy-bad guy mentality, as if life itself were as black and white, as cut and dry as an old western movie.
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