North Kitsap Herald


Children deserve a culture of love, support

January 12, 2013 · Updated 2:46 PM

The heartache of losing so many children to an act of evil at Sandy Hook Elementary School appears to have left us all searching for why and how to make sure it never happens again.

The letters submitted claiming the view of God by Mr. Camp, Wien and Behrend remind me much of the Book of Job in the Bible. Job’s three friends all came to the aid of Job’s suffering, but instead of silence they all brought their views of why this happened to him, but forgot the reason they came in the first place. The reason was to support a friend who was suffering. Our president perhaps showed us the best leadership of his administration in urging us to “Love one another.”

In the Old and New Testament scriptures, the constant direction is to love our children.

Before people who love God can have those conversations about stopping these crimes against children, in regards to gun control and mental health, perhaps we should be constantly looking to ways to help those youth who are marginalized, those who get lost through the cracks in the culture of today.

All our youth in this world of today deserve a culture that supports and loves them, and to know about a God that does also. Our first priority from people of faith is how to show the love of God to a new generation that seems to have everything at their fingertips, except that love.

Mick Sheldon


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