Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday 2017

The headline just flashed: 4 people dead in a shooting on an Atlanta MARTA train on this Good Friday.  They are now part of the 4,238 people in the United States who have been killed by gun violence thus far this year, that's 41 people every day.  176 children under the age of 12 have been killed or injured by gunshot in 2017, more than one a day.  864 teenagers (ages 12-17), more than four a day.  77 police officers shot or killed thus far, 605 shot or killed by law enforcement.

The cross goes on and on and on.

We could stop most of this senseless injury and death. but we will not. It's like we, the continuing crowd, just keep shouting "crucify him, crucify him!"  The difference is that Jesus said those people "knew not what they were doing."

We do.

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