In most of the major media we are hearing a lot about evil following the horrible shootings at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 28, including 20 young children. We're hearing this from people not known for metaphysical expressions. Among politicians known for their protection of church-state separation, we are hearing calls for prayer.
But how much does the secular world know about evil? Instead of calls to humble ourselves before God and seek his protection and favor, not to mention repenting for our myriad sins, we hear calls for more gun laws, as if laws can regulate evil spirits.
The state of Connecticut has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, but they didn't stop the shooter who stole his mother's legally registered weapons, killed her and then 27 others, including 20 young children.
Laws are all the world knows. Christians have access to a higher authority and a more powerful power. In a nation that should know better, we tolerate the murder of babies every day without a twinge of regret. What we have sown, that we also are reaping.
Armed guards in schools might help. Seeking the Lord would be an even better step.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: December 18, 2012