Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. James 2:17

That’s right, Jesus said your prayers are not enough. Nor are your thoughts. Nor are your moments of silence. Jesus said you must work, otherwise, your prayers are dead.

Therefore, we must stop simply praying. That alone clearly isn’t working, as evidenced by the ever-growing number of mass shootings, with higher and higher death tolls.  We must find a way to stop this. Don’t say we can’t. No other country in the world has this issue and if we are to proclaim we are better than everyone else, we need to lead by example. Saying we can’t fix this problem goes in the face of everything this country stands for. No problem is too big, especially if it’s a problem with ourselves. We must teach respect again. Respect for our fellow citizens, respect for ourselves. We must stop electing people who tear others down. We must stop feeding into the politics of fear. We must stop being afraid of ourselves.

To say today is not the time to talk about this is unAmerican as well. Aside from ludicrous. If 58 Honda Pilots exploded today and killed 58 people, wounded 527 others, you bet your ass Congress would have already put Honda out of business. No one would be saying it’s too soon to talk about it. No one would be saying “let’s wait a week”…

It’s not too soon. It’s too late.

We must do better and doing nothing is not the answer.


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