I am very tired… Tired of everyone acting like a child. We call names and point fingers when things go wrong just like when we were little. In fact, this has been happening ever since Eve ate the fruit. She gave it to Adam and he ate. When God came and asked Adam what he did, he pointed to Eve, that woman that you gave me. Eve blamed Satan. Here we are all these years later, still pointing fingers.
Their are people still grieving the death of seventeen people in Parkland, FL. It has been 10 days of so and all that I hear are excuses, some good one liners and a lot of finger pointing. So if I may, I am going to sit you down and give you a talking to. The way that my dad used to do when I was a child and misbehaved, as children often do. I feel I must do this because most everybody is acting like a child.
I have heard bashing of the NRA and now companies are separating themselves from them and people cheer. I have heard the AR15 blamed as if this magical machine is the most advanced weapon on the planet. I heard a news commentator even blame the AR15 as to why the four cops did not run in to save the kids. The shooter had this rifle, all the cops had was a handgun. All my friends that are on the right side of the political isle are cheering right now. Getting excited that this may be a bashing on the more liberal part of the political spectrum. All I hear from the political right is it is never the gun, the FBI failed, the Sheriff failed. But very little of what I hear is how this guy is the one to actually blame. Regardless of what the authorities did or did not do, regardless of what weapon he used, this young man chose to kill these people, and desired to kill more. Saying that he has some mental problems is writing off the real problem as I see it.
The problem as I see it is not the weapon used, it is not the authorities, it is the decline of the family unit. I wrote a letter to the president this last week. I have never done that before. I do not know if he will ever actually see it, but I felt compelled to send it just the same. All of the so called solutions that we are coming up with right now will make no difference if we do not understand and fix the root problem of this evil that is living in our country. I read a study by Yale University that said in 1964 less than 10% of children were born into a fatherless home. In 2014, fifty years later, that number has risen to 40% and it continues to rise today. There is study after study that show the benefits of being raised in a two parent home. I have heard things like white privilege, and male privilege, but I never hear anyone shouting two parent privilege.
While all my Christian brothers and sisters are shouting “AMEN!” let me remind you of something. We are the ones that are to stand in the gap. We are not to sit by and point our fingers telling them how sinful they are in their divorce, or having children out wedlock. Be the salt and light that Jesus called you to be. Take that giant plank out of your eye and get involved. I am really shouting this at the men of the church. You see these kids that do not have father, go to them, be a father figure to them. Show them what a true man of God looks like, how they act. Men it is time to step up and be the men that God has called you to be. Begin discipling these young men. Bring them into your home and let them experience that love of God.
Christians, it is time to grow up! Be the hands and feet of Jesus.