As I watch the unrelenting coverage of the massacre of children at Sandy Hook School, the single question that keeps rising is: “Why”! The answer is simple. I’m sure we have all heard the oft-repeated phrase: “It takes a village to raise a child”. I would suggest that the “village” should be the entire civilized world, because the majority of that world is being overwhelmed by greed and unrelenting evil.
Take a moment to look at the movies that “modern” parents allow their children to watch on TV. Movies like Terminator I, II & III. Then ask yourself: Why does our society even allow such movies to be shown on our airwaves at all.
Take a look at the video games that parents buy for their children to “enjoy”. Only the most violent of those games survive and those that do make millionaires out of their inventors. Then ask yourself: Why does our society allow such games to even be produced?
Take a look at athletic games that parents allow and even urge their children to play in our schools, under “direction,“ as they grow, often to the detriment of their health and the educational subjects they are there to learn. Games where hurting others is the rule and winning is the only acceptable option.
These children don’t become evil-doers overnight when they reach adulthood. They are spoon-fed violence and hatred from the day they were born and many come to believe that violence and hatred is a natural evolution of their lives.
As I see it, those who have governed our country in recent years have been hell-bent on driving God, and any expressions or displays of godliness out of the lives of the people they govern. Yet, whenever an atrocity occurs, such as the one at the Sandy Hook School, the first thing they do is hurry to their respective churches to pray. Do those people pray with their children every day at home? And why don’t those who govern our nation declare a national day of prayer to ask our nation’s people to set aside an entire day to get down on their knees, with their children, to beg God, and His Son Jesus the Christ, who came down to earth to save us from our evil ways, to show us the way to redirect our culture away from of unrelenting violence and ever expanding evil and return it to a culture of Godliness, respect and love of our neighbor.