Must change mindset
We are in agreement with the need for “victory over violence.” That victory is not simply convincing the perpetrators to change their behavior.
True victory will be the changing of a mindset.
A symptom is something that indicates the existence of something else. A root is the basic cause or origin of something. I submit to you that a mindset that has been framed in such a way that human life is no longer viewed as sacred is the root of the violence we are experiencing.
Does our cry that “all lives matter” include the moment of conception? Is it colorblind? Does it pull down strongholds related to gender, special needs, sexual orientation, age? Until all human lives really matter, can any life matter?
If human life is not sacred, can anything be sacred?
We cannot undo the past, but we can apply the power of love to the present, for transformation. Be transformed by renewing of our minds, and the root formed will produce the symptoms of a mind that views all human life as sacred. LOU TURNER Jacksonville