Fear, the title of Bob Woodward’s recent book, sums up whose fear I’m talking about. Everyone’s! Trump’s and all his allies; me and all who are of my persuasion.
I know that I can only manage my own fear, but how can I do that when I hear of hate talk that includes guns?
“It’s all about guns, stupid,” I tell myself. But does that mean I get a gun, fight fire with fire, fight guns with guns?
No! As a Christian, I know better than that.
Thankfully, after acknowledging my fear, God appears and I hear, “It’s all about love, stupid.”
I pray that I can pray for my enemies, which means praying that love enters everyone. Everyone includes those with guns, and people like me, who aren’t violent in physical ways, but who are violent in their judgments and in their anger of those who doesn’t agree with us.