As adults, we have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe and just society for our children in which to live and work, pray and play. We have failed. And now, it is time for the “little child(ren) to lead us”. (Isaiah 11: 6)
God’s mission is of restoring peace and wholeness.
Our society is fractured.
Gun violence is just one symptom of a society that is spiritually broken. Other signs of spiritual brokenness are the pervasive climate of fear in which we live, violence and addiction issues. The “Unholy Trinity” of the intersection of racism, poverty and gun violence must be vanquished.
St. Paul writes in Galatians about the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness and faithfulness. We can attain this- through prayer and action.
We have had eleven school shootings in Pennsylvania since 1980. No more. No more.
The Rt. Rev. Audrey Cady Scanlan
The Episcopal Diocese of Central PA