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July 7, 2022 3:30 am
In the wake of yet another shooting, details emerge of a highly disturbed young man in Highland Park - with problems known to the family, community, and authorities.
While the obligatory wrangling over the 2nd amendment and gun control rages on, how can we respond to this and potentially horrific events waiting on the horizon?
As caregivers we have so many things all the time and we can't always nail these things down by ourselves.
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With that in I get it that the rush towards having the argument over the Second Amendment in guns and the type of guns and all that Stuff and I get that. And that's what politicians do. I don't think you can regulate people who want to hurt other people disguise it drove the SUV into the parade in Wisconsin know he didn't use assault rifle there there there ways to inflict damage and yes I understand the concept of bullets in high-capacity magazines and all that stuff as I watch this. I can't help but think how important it is for us to know why these things are happening and not just stop it. How their happening and as the gun debate rages on, I desire. I wish they would put as much of that same energy into the why Weiss is happening. What's changed, what's happened there was a time in this country were kids would take guns to school leaving the truck long rifles and so forth.
This was not unheard of what's happened and you look at this same demographic.
The 16 to 21-year-old males for the most part hyper aggressive with these atrocious violent evil things that they're doing. How did they get to this point.
Do do video games play part in this. Does the violence in the, the degradation of life that is promulgated in our culture play part of this is the. The recent study by George Barna Morgan have him on he just did a study that we talked about in the last couple blocks of fully opt Institute will have them on talk about the decline in faith in this country one of the alarming statistics in his new report shows the lower number of pastors who have a biblical worldview. Does that play a part in this will, of course, all these things to you isolate a bunch of young males who are having emotional troubles and poor family dynamics and with the coven and everything else blocked downward were isolating these guys putting them on computers all day long to play video games and other things and then wonder why they go fair and that we wring our hands and legalistic with the guns. All of their Farrell learning affair with other things besides guns and have that conversation you and God bless. That's that's fine. I'm not here to to go to the weeds on that issue. I just know that there are so many family members out there because I've talked to who are struggling with messed up kids and they don't know what to do.
They don't know how to respond. They don't know how to protect themselves or the child they don't know what help.
Looks like and I ask you, do you think that we can just leave this to the world to figure this out. Are you comfortable with that. When we go to to say well the people in Washington state legislatures and so forth. The figured out do we have a responsibility as the church to be elbows deep into this mystery, not just cleaning up the aftermath of not just ministering to the victims and their families. But to step into it before the server happens and if so what does that look like I go back to a woman who called this program whose brother was very abusive to her and her mother with dimension.
He was a drug addict and he had a criminal record. He had a firearm. He wasn't supposed to have one and I asked why didn't she call the cops. Subsequent call the cops. She simply can't. That's when she broke that she wasn't right about anything else. That's when she broke down and she said I can't someone not she said because I used to be a lesbian before I became a Christian and he threatened to tell everybody shame and guilt were keeping her locked in a place of fear.
She was afraid to make the call because of shame and guilt. The Scripture speak to shame and guilt will of course it does. That's why he went to the cross.
He bore hole. This all this brokenness and if we can speak with clarity into people's heart and give them the it the moments pause, they can catch their breath and make better decisions not based on shame and guilt, but make the hard decisions based on conviction the knowing that they're doing the best thing possible, which is to deal with this issue before it becomes a tragic event. This I believe is our opportunity as believers to step into this with great leadership, great authority based on the word of God and do it neighbor to neighbor, friend, a friend, family to family radio show to radio show and keep saying the same message so that people know that it's okay for them to be safe. It's okay for them to make the call. It's okay to not be beat up and abused by a family member if you got a kid that is really messed up and you don't know what to do. It's okay to raise your hand is got a kid that's messed up. But I don't know what to do and I'm afraid there are people that can help with this.
Start with your pastor if your pastor blows you off, go to get a different pastor.
They go get a different church, by the way, to his this is the role of pastor is to walk with families through this into two.
Let them borrow some of their courage to make the hard decisions there's a epidemic of mental health issues in this country. This not to be solved with anything that Congress does so, the vitriol that spewing forth from the halls of power are not going to make our neighbors safe or unsafe but I go back to that wonderful song by Steve Greenough going to the caregiver. Keep your people need and we know this. We see this we sing this the end of the strings is can we effectively communicate this not just looking in on this individual whose behavior may be added course there's a family around clueless that are struggling that know something is amiss were losing kids right and left this are we providing leadership, are we just plucking our tongues and saying I think like everything in Scripture communicates to me that were and that the ground is legally left no and so can we grab a hold on life and plead with those around us to seek and to help them safely to clearly so that they really understand what help you select they may not take you up on that may dismiss your blowing you off. But at least given them a fighting chance were not responsible for results that we are responsible to speak into other people's heart because that's what our Savior did for us. This program is designed to help people stay strong and healthy.
For someone who was this program is designed for the family caregiver to be able to catch their breath and take a moments pause so that they can make healthier decisions in the midst of great unselfishness what's happening across our country with shootings and everything else is no different. We have a responsibility to have an opportunity we have the privilege of speaking that same gospel that sustains us into the lives of others who are in desperate need of hearing the same gospel. Thank you for indulgence is this is Peter. This is hope for the caregiver, hope for the caregiver.com will see you next