I'm just saying, if your God said "Do not murder" and you believe in that 100%, then why do you need a gun?
I'm just saying, if you follow, believe and admire Jesus, the guy who laid down his life when he could have fought back against his attackers, why is that gun for "protection"?
I'm not saying anybody's less-Christian or more-Christian here. We're all broken in our own ways. I'm just saying, 20 kids died and I just can't keep my mouth shut here. It's pretty clear: our Lord is the Prince of Peace.
[Hint: Peace doesn't involve guns.]
I know this is a touchy subject. I'm okay if you don't agree with me and I hope I don't offend anybody with this blog post, but the massacre in Newtown was one of the things that had me itching to blog during my blog break.
Now that there's a little space, some breathing room, less news reports, etc., maybe now's a good time to look at the fact that a gun was used to fire bullets into 20 children. 20 six- and seven-year-olds.
And then followers of the Prince of Peace, coming into a season of singing "...and His gospel is peace", got a little protective of something we're supposed to lay down.
It made me sick.
I was thoroughly impressed by this blog post, and thoroughly sickened by some of the comments made towards the author.
I'm not saying I have all the answers. I know a law wouldn't stop evil from obtaining guns. I'm just saying maybe we as Christians need to look at ourselves and re-evaluate. Look over our shoulder and see how far we've come from imitating the man who healed a severed ear and told His friend that violence was and is not the answer.
I know it's easy for me to say, the girl who grew up in a totally different culture than the gun culture. The girl who cringes a bit at kitchen knives.
But I hope this is some encouragement, maybe a little poke, something to think about. His gospel is peace. He taught to turn the other cheek, and yes, that's a hard one (I speak from experience.). No, not all of His teachings are easy ones.
Really, we have a responsibility. This world is in our hands. And maybe, since we're screwing up so much, we should go back and look at Jesus.
The Prince of Peace.