We have become a nation of ME. A demanding sense of entitlement is expected by our youth and many young adults. Selfishness is a priority.
Our judicial system spends an inordinate amount of time trying to explain why criminals commit crime. They should be spending their time on punishment and prevention.
When I grew up, I remember reciting The Lord’s Prayer before the start of every school day. We said grace before every meal and the entire family was present at the table. We learned the Ten Commandments and did our best to follow them in our daily lives.
Afternoons were spent outside playing Cowboys and Indians, shooting each other in countless wars, and staging elaborate death scenes. When real fights occurred, bare fists were used and the fights didn’t last to long.
Tempers were over by the next day for the really serious disagreements and no one even thought about using even a rock or toy gun to hit someone in the head. Everyone had a Boy Scout of Cub Scout knife honed to a razor-sharp edge and point and these were never pulled out for a fight.
High school students carried their rifles to school and put them in their lockers with boxes of .22 cartridges. No one ever thought of shooting up a school.
Everyone respected life and God.
As a society, we have abandoned God, not the other way around.
A friend of mine, Jacqueline D. Knight, wrote the following: “There was a time in America when a relationship with God was not only encouraged, it was almost a requirement. You were taught to believe that you are a divine creation in His image and that brought with it certain responsibilities.”
She also wrote “I contend that guns are not the problem. We are our own worst enemies and God has left the Building!”
For many people in today’s society, this has held true. God has left their building because they have shut him out.