And the people who did these deeds were young and old. Fifty people died in the early hours of June 12, 2016, and at least another fifty-three were wounded.The fact that the killings occurred in a gay bar should not be a deterrent to action. It seemed not to matter to law enforcement or medical personnel. Christ’s command to love includes “all,” not all of one kind.But there are also incidents of people sitting on their hands as if waiting for a directive from on high. When churches and the people who lead them, the very people who are supposed to be emissaries of Christ to a dying world, sit back and wait to see how everyone else is going to respond, anything that follows the call of the media rings opportunistic to its core.
There are thousands of stories of abject compassion in Orlando in response to the Pulse attack.
If you’ve lived any length of time you know how traumatic losing a loved one is.
Think for a moment what it would have been like for you had a loved one who had been gunned down. Stop the media whoring and get about the real business of your calling: extending the love of Christ to everyone. The closest thing that comes to mind are the events of 9/11 and it’s taken America a very long time to come to grips with what happened.
I honestly believe Orlando won’t be known for the “worst shooting incident in U. history.” The residents of my hometown aren’t going to embrace that label, not in the least.
Based on what I’ve seen so far, Orlandoans will be known for our compassion and transcendent love for one another.