Today the NY Daily News released a headline entitled, “God Isn’t Fixing This.” It pertains to the dead and wounded in the San Bernardino shootings and the lack of action. A lot of people continue to say, “They are in our thoughts and prayers.” This is good and holy but now all those Americans, traumatized by gun violence, need more than prayers and happy thoughts. In the words of Jesus, We can say “Lord, Lord,” all we want. Only those who do the will of God enter the kingdom of heaven.
So, today I emailed my representative and senators and urged them to perform deeds of peace and justice through legislation on better gun control. In the words of the prophet Isaiah this Advent season: Open up the gates to let in a nation that is just, one that keeps faith. A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace; in peace, for its trust in you.
St. Francis Xavier, patron of the propagation of the faith, pray for us!