Every year over 10,000 are killed by guns and a further 100,000 wounded. I can’t get my head around those figures!
Its obviously more than a gun control issue – its a ‘what’s in the heart’ issue. And ‘what’s in the heart’ is a church issue, its our issue. Us Christians are called to be the salt and light, and as soon as we forget our calling and stop salting and lighting , then things go bad and go off.
What happened in the States reminded me to check again the salt level of my Christianity.
You realise how important it is to be salty don’t you?
If you’re not salty, if you’re a messed up person, and you go home to your family and you don’t ”salt and light’ it, you’re going to mess it up and have a messed up family. And if you are a messed up family and you go to church, you’re going to contribute to a messed up Church.
And if you have a messed up church and your church is supposed to be salt to its neighbourhood, then you’re contributing to a messed up neighbourhood
And if you’re a messed up person contributing to a messed up family , contributing to a messed up church, contributing to a messed up neighbourhood, and your neighbourhood is in a city, then you’re going to contribute to a messed up city.
And if you’re a messed up person
in a messed up family
in a messed up church
in a messed up neighbourhood
in a messed up city
then don’t be surprised that you’re living in a messed up country
and if we are all living in messed up countries then we shouldn’t be surprised that we’re going to find ourselves living in a messed up world!
I pray for President Obama to have the courage to tackle the gun issue, but I also pray I’ll have the courage to tackle my salt level.