I was on my way to work this afternoon when I heard about the Church shootings in Charleston. And as usual, I was listening to the Doug Banks show when I heard.
There was one thing Doug said about the story that really hit home with me. He said that, “When you’re afraid to go to the House of The Lord, then we really do have some problems in this country.”
If there was one place in this country that we were taught to respect, it was God’s house, i.e, the Church.
Well Doug, I hate to break it to you, but some of us, probably a lot more than I know, are afraid to attend Church. I know I was for a long time.
Every Sunday, in Church, I was verbally harangued – during the Service – by the people stalking me. And it got ugly, real ugly. And a lot of my fellow parrishners stopped going, too, because they were afraid that something like what happened in Charleston would happen to them. And when some of them had the courage to speak up and tell me that, that’s when I stopped attending.
It’s sad to think that there are no more boundaries in this country anymore. That nothing is sacred. Not even the Church. We live in a time of pedophile priests, rapists who drag their victims into Church for privacy, and foul mouth stalkers, who get off defiling our holiest of holies.
The sad truth is that people are going ‘off the rails’ these days without anyone having to do anything to them. And in a time when cities and states are trying to cut their spending on mental health more and more people are in need of it.
Psalm 122 King James Version (KJV)
122 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.
2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:
4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord.
5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
8 For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
9 Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.
Let us, the survivors, strive to put peace, and respect, back in God’s house.
A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth