We do a good talk about being “pro-life”, but the fact of the matter is that America leads the entire world in deaths caused by guns. As Br. Ramon Razon, OFM wrote, “Americans are killed by gun violence daily. Where have we been complicit in terms of holding the integrity of life from conception to natural death? It is difficult to welcome the lives lost in gun violence as mere collateral damage to other rights and values we pursue as a nation. Such frame of thinking is incompatible with the Gospel.”
Today’s reflection is quite stark. No poetic prayers, no lamentations. The numbers speak for themselves.
A prayer for an end to gun violence.
Source: Day 4: Gun Violence