Prayer can stop school violence, says writer
I found this familiar sounding copy of a poem recently (author unknown), but with a different twist.
I’m sending it along for your reading public. It’s got a tremendous message for us all, especially in light of recent school shootings in the United States. God help us all, I say. I encourage school board officials and educators in general to pay close attention to the following: “Mary had a little Lamb” Mary had a little lamb, his fleece was white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went, the Lamb was sure to go.
He followed her to school each day, ‘twas even in the rule. He made the children laugh and play, to have a Lamb at school.
And then the rules all changed one day, illegal it became. To bring the Lamb of God to school, or even speak his name.
Every day got worse an worse, and days turned into years. Instead of hearing children laugh, we heard gun shots and tears.
What must we do to stop the crime, that’s in our school’s today? Let’s let the Lamb come back to school, and teach our kids to pray!
Joy French-Coleman writes from Harbour Grace