Tuesday, May 17, 2022

 

In the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo last Saturday, leaving ten people dead and three injured, 


we are again reminded of the tragedies that occur when fear makes the use of hate possible


and hate makes the use of weapons of war possible to murder people in cold blood without conscience.  


What makes supremacists feel justified in committing atrocities against the Lord and the Lord's creations, children of God, with impunity?  


Those supremacists, unholy terrorist Judases, the betrayers of Christ's commandments to love the Lord and love thy neighbor as self, betray in hate.


Loving the Lord means respecting the Lord, the Lord's creations and designs.  


What makes anyone think any person or group can replace the Lord's original design or purpose for him or for her?


Even if that is possible, which it is not, why would anyone be envious and want to be replaced in a food desert?  


A food desert is a place where there is little or no access to affordable food or groceries.  


In that food desert, there is only one grocery store for miles and only since 2003.  


It is time we break the cycle of violence and replace fear, replace hate with love and peace.  





"Love is patient and kind; 

Love does not envy or boast; 

It is not arrogant or rude. 

It does not insist on its own way; 

It is not irritable or resentful; 

It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, 

But rejoices with the truth. 

Love bears all things, 

Believes all things, 

Hopes all things, 

Endures all things."


             - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7


           

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