Thursday, January 28, 2016
Do I even know my neighbor?
I’m convinced at least part of the reason why so many of us place faith in guns is related to the decline of cohesive, homogenous communities where everybody knew one another. It has been said, “We used to be a people who depended on our neighbors and didn’t worry much about strangers. Today, we’ve become a people who are totally dependent on strangers and are afraid of our neighbors.” Instead of reaching out and getting to know neighbors, far too many of us build walls.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 88