The young sixteen year old and his brother were walking to the store for their mother who was tired after working her second job.
Turn in your guns! Stop the Violence! Part II
They are angry, hurting, confused and from speaking to many of these precious kids and young people, I can understand it and will hopefully try and get my point to each of you my faithful readers.
First, if you have not read the last two weeks of Bishop Speaks articles and if you have access to the internet, please go to www.callandpost.com and look up Bishop Speaks to follow my series on “Turn in your Guns! Stop the Violence.”
I want each of you to feel where I’m coming from as I truly believe I’m being led by the Holy Spirit to make some important points God wants each of us to know and understand.
Let me ask each of you my readers a question. What comes first, anger or violence? Here’s another question what comes first when dealing with anger, talking it out, praying it out, thinking it out, or shooting it out?
Another question is when one know better will they do better in addressing how to handle anger? Another question. Does conflict resolution mean how to deal with conflict in a constructive and positive way? Are children who are killing children able to think out how to handle anger or do they address it as best they know how? Okay. Enough of the questions. Let me break down what I’m trying to lead to in making my points.
The old question is what comes first the horse or the cart?
Do the horse pull the cart or the cart pull the horse? Can we stop the violence and ask hurting kids and youth to turn in their guns which they should not have in the first place or should we address their pain, tears, and reality of a hard world starting in their own family with their own parents.
Let me go to the word of God and make my point.
Turn your Bibles to Matthew Chapter 18, verse one. It reads, “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, asking, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?” So Jesus called a child to come and stand in front of them and said, “I assure you that unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven is the one who humbles himself and becomes like this child. And whoever welcomes in my name one such child as this, welcomes me.”
The young sixteen year old and his brother were walking to the store for their mother who was tired after working her second job. She still had to come home and cook for her two sons and her daughter who is fourteen. The children could see their mother had been crying but this mother kept smiling saying, “It’s gonna be alright.”
Her husband, the children’s father, left them all with no money, food, no clothes for school and moved three streets over with his new girlfriend and her five kids. As this man’s two sons saw their father go into the grocery store with his new women and her children, his two sons shot all the windows out of his car.
The police was called and they were caught. As they sat in the police car crying, an older woman yelled, “These kids have gone crazy. The only way to stop the violence is to send them all to prison and never let them out again.”
Where did these two precious kids even get a gun from for starters but each of you, my readers, tell me from all I said above in this article what went wrong?
Who was the cause of their anger? What was available to them to address their anger on the streets? Did these two children have a right to be angry? Did they think out their anger in a positive way? If your answer is no tell me why?
Please e-mail me at email@example.com and answer my questions. “Was what the old women said true in regards to kids gone crazy?
Here’s another true story as I close out and continue my points next week.
The sixteen year old beautiful girl told her mother that the new boyfriend whom her mother had just met at some bar touched her in the wrong way. Instead of this girl’s mother talking to her new thug boyfriend, she put her daughter out, telling her she was not telling the truth and she just didn’t want her to have a boyfriend.
This precious girl is hurting, confused and didn’t understand why her mother put her out as she asked me, “Bishop, what did I do wrong. I told my mother the truth.” This child was at the gas station just walking around about midnight. This precious child got a gun from somebody and tried to kill herself after walking the streets when she should have been at home preparing to go to school.
I found out a day later, after I called her mother and insisted she let her daughter back in the house.
You say, “stop the violence.” I agree but, once again, I ask the question. Do we put the cart before the horse or the horse before the cart when addressing youth killing youth? What should be done to both of these parents, the father who left his family and the mother who put a thug male over her own daughter?
Now I’m angry! Stay tuned to next week!
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