A small reflection after the 355th mass shooting of 2015 in the U.S….
God hears the cry of the poor. God does not hear the prayers of those endorsing gun rights. Prayers for victims of gun violence are meaningless if they’re not backed by a firm commitment to end these most preventable gun deaths.
Your thoughts and prayers are empty if you don’t call your political representatives tomorrow demanding common sense (yes, restrictive) gun laws.
Your thoughts and prayers are cheap unless you commit to meaningfully contribute in some way to the pro-life movement to end these mass shootings (cash to sustain amazing organizers like Kara will suffice).
Your thoughts and prayers are blasphemous if you think the right to gun ownership trumps the right to life. You worship not the God of All but the false idol of Death.
As an African proverb says, “When you pray, move your foot.” 352 mass shootings in 336 days means the time for ‘thoughts and prayers’ ended long ago. Either stop praying or act up.