A reaction to this shooting tragedy is a preliminary debate in various media arenas resulting in arguments over what should be done to reduce such tragedies. Informal forums on social media reveal positions and convictions people hold strongly. Words exchanged, tweeted, facebooked and posted have increased tension instead of bringing any form of resolve.
I have often been guilty of being more concerned that I convince the other that I am right instead of being kind. God calls us to a higher standard.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Silence may be what is most helpful at this moment.