Shepherd's Heart

Choose radical love

Posted Friday, October 6, 2017, at 10:04 AM
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  • Folks have been praying for this to stop for a few decades. It’s not working. In fact I could probably make an argument that the increased amount of prayer on the subject is correlated to an increase in frequency of these mass shootings.

    It is time to act. We must find the root cause and take steps to resolve it. Collective punishment is not the answer; nor is groveling to a mythical deity. If you can find a loophole for “turn the other cheek” and “love thy enemy” to suit you, so can anybody.

    We have mentally ill people who can’t afford treatment out on the streets un medicated and unsupervised. We have desperate wage slaves who work themselves to the bone and can’t make ends meet. We have something like 40,000 Americans dying every year because they can’t afford to go to a doctor and we’re the only developed nation who has such a thing as medical bankruptcy. We make up 5% of the world population and we have 25% of the total number of human beings in cages. We spend more money on our military than the next 7 countries combined. We routinely start illegal offensive wars where we kill civilians by remote control.

    All that in the richest country in the recorded history of humanity.

    I agree with your title and virtually nothing else. We must choose radical love, of other humans simply because they are fellow humans.

    -- Posted by FriedPickle on Wed, Feb 7, 2018, at 10:08 PM
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