I had just returned from a church service here in my hometown of Corpus Christi, when my mom phoned. “Have you heard about the church shooting in Sutherland Springs?”
Just a couple of hours away, I couldn’t believe the non-sense of what I was hearing. I couldn’t understand and neither can the nation as it mourns with Texas.
My heart stirs, it beats faster, and is raged. Not only for the fact that this senselessness is insane, nor for the fact that the shooting and loss of life happened in a church, but for the sanctity of human life.
What have we created here in this country where mass shootings come far too often for no apparent reason? Are we a nation so self-absorbed and full of hatred that life no longer means anything?
Some one gets mad and angry. BAM! 26 precious innocent people, young and old, are dead. 20 injured. Hundreds are left processing the pain and grief, and the world watches with fixed eyes.
My soul screams ENOUGH!!!
We’ve raised a breed of people that are so self-focused. Human life was not meant to be lived focused on yourself. It was meant to be lived out for the sake of others.
Things Must Change.
If we could but raise a generation that get’s this — that it’s not about ourselves, but others — things would change. A revolution would be started because . . .
And that’s it — life is meant to be lived loving and serving others. My heart still cries in shock and pain. It hurts. It wants to run to the momma’s who lost their young babies and to the children who no longer have parents to hug them all tight.
But what if we could make a difference.
What if we as a community got angry and mad, screamed ENOUGH, and served others more fervently?
What if we were the generation that started a revolution of serving others and not ourselves?