This cartoon is doing the rounds this weekend. It is a sad theological reflection upon another school shooting in the USA. Personally, I think this is an insightful comment upon what can be perceived as an offering of prayer and support when perhaps action, policy, legislation is also needed. Don’t get me wrong, it is not that I do not believe in the power or necessity of prayer, but sometimes, perhaps many times in the face of injustice, oppression, local and national government are obliged to respond. When the system is broken, yes, pray it gets fixed, but peaceful protest is also required when systemic response to address the issue is slow, or reluctant. Could it be assurance of praying for someone or a situation from a position of power, is not enough or even trite and insulting? I am not just just referring to the US in this blog, this is is at the door of any government’s policy that can change the safety of any demographic.
Is it going too far to say, “guns don’t kill people, lack of Governmental intervention does”? Don’t just pray, do something!