Yesterday a man in my church went to a neighborhood association meeting to discuss issues. One man who was causing an issue suddenly pulled out a gun and began shooting his neighbors, including my friend who was shot in the head and arm. He is close to death as I write.
Uncontrolled anger plus a gun creates a lot of saddness in our country almost every day. This is nothing new as it can be seen all through our history. The real issue is how do we deal with anger in public meetings and organizations. Hot tempers and short fuses can have catastrophic results. I can immagin several people shouting at each other over something rather trivial. The anger builds in each of them and the words used become harsh and louder.
Is there some one in the room with a soft voice and a word of wisdom? If not anger grows and an instrument of death is used. On person dies and another goes to jail. What a waste of human life because of a loss of self control.
Prayers are needed and the way of peace must be followed.