I was thinking back this morning to those verses in Matthew where a leper approaches Jesus, and gets a little too aggressive with his pleas for healing, and Jesus has to drop him with his Smith and Wesson. Oh wait, wait, wait…. that doesn’t sound right. Oh, I’m confusing it for the time in Luke where Jesus beats the leper with a baseball bat. Wait. No that doesn’t sound right. Was it the time he stabs the pharisee for disagreeing with him? Oh, you know what? I made all that up. Jesus was all about peace and love and forgiveness and NON VIOLENCE.
We have 11,946 licensed firearm manufacturers in this country according to a 2017 report from the Center for American Progress. We need to decrease that number by about 11,946 if we really want to say we believe in Jesus. I’m not saying you have to give up your current weapons if you own some, but we certainly don’t need more in a country where there’s already enough guns for every man, woman and child in the nation. Thank you for reading my 111th blog.