So we sang a few songs, and I said something about what we were doing in my sermon. The service went well. And I wonder what we actually accomplished.
But Christ tells us that God’s kingdom is like a mustard seed. It starts small, and then it grows. My impression is that more and more people are recognizing the epidemic of gun violence for what it is. More and more people are speaking out in favor of a different way. Hopefully Christian people are particularly committed to the way of Christ, the way of peace and love, not violence.
I do not know what we accomplished. But I continue to act in the hope and the faith that some action is better than none, that we may have an impact we cannot see, and that God’s will will someday truly be done. So we keep at it. And, with God’s help, maybe we can all learn to be a little better at striving for justice and peace among all people and respecting the dignity of every human being. May it be so. Amen.