I heard this horrible statistic yesterday: half of gun deaths are suicides. This is especially telling in light of the recent ruling by the Supreme Court that we have the right to bear arms.
As we near the celebration of our freedom we have in this country, I cannot help but remember the passage from the Scriptures which reads:
“It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows” (Galatians 5:13).
People deserve freedom, yet have you noticed how often we blow it?! The answer isn’t gun control. (Chris Rock thinks the answer is charging people $500 per bullet. That way people would be less likely to pull the trigger!)
The answer according to Jesus is finding hope by bringing others hope. Jesus said that we find our lives when we lose our lives in serving others. Healing comes through serving.