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Twenty-six people were murdered one week ago in the presence of God, Mr. President. In response, you said, “May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.”
God was with them. They were in his home, and still, they died. That was more than the platitudes you offered the victims of the Las Vegas massacre.
As a Christian, I’ve learned the power of prayer. It can be comforting and healing. Tonight, when you say your prayers, please reflect on Scripture. In particular, James 2: 14-17, ”What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”
You and your colleagues, routinely offer prayers to victims of senseless violence. However, time and time again, you refuse to act to stop that violence. What good is that? What good are your 140 character prayers if not followed up by actions of good character?
May God be with you, Mr. President. May your faith turn into works so that your faith does not suffer the same fate as the victims you could save.