Praying A Deep Sigh

December 19, 2012 @ 11:30 am by Jacqui Lewis

Hello everyone. We are all reading more about the shootings in CT. We are learning more about the lovely people who died, about acts of heroism, about the shooter’s life. And we are so sad. We are also hearing more and more opinions about why this happened, what we should do about it, and where God is in it. I am sure that God is NOT ever willing acts of violence. I am grieving, I am shocked, I am sad, and I am clear that we have GOT to do something about gun control in this country. I have more to say, and I am sure you do, too. We will have these conversations, and say the words we need to say. For now, I offer this blog at Huffington Post, along with my tears.


Gun control is not the answer. It doesn't work. It never has. It never will. If banned, they will still find their way into the wrong hands. More of something that doesn't work will do us no good. What we really have to do, because it would have the results we are looking for, i.e., eliminating mass murders, is take a long hard look at mental illness and how we deal with it, or in fact, don't deal with it. The issue is keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. Rather than treat the symptom (guns), why not treat the illness?

Donald Green on January 17, 2013

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Preparing ethical leaders for a just society. Posts by Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister.

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