|Those who died in Sandy Hook Elementary, Newtown, CT 2014|
I am here to point out the obvious: We are a nation in deep grief over the loss of seventeen more lives to the senseless violence which has our nation in the iron grip of the cycle of anger, denial, senseless bargaining, isolation, depression and resigned acceptance which allows the foundation to be laid for yet another horrific, evil incidence of gun violence.
And, they have to draw blood.
And, most importantly, it has to hurt.
I've come to know that having grandchildren is the reward you receive for not having done murder to their parents when they were adolescents.
I think she ‘got’ that it was a celebration.
Baptism is where the gift of free will we were given at birth is reaffirmed and we are not only assured of grace when we fail but also the amazing gift of Life Eternal in Jesus.
Listen to that again: "To have the mind of Christ in us is to interrupt and dismantle whatever is crucifying anyone."