-- LESTER SOUSLEY, Kennewick
In the wake of the massacre of the innocents in Newtown, Conn., Neil Cavuto was quoted as asking "Where was God?" The answers to that question have been many and varied. May I add my thoughts?
Evil begets violence and violence begets death and suffering around the world. The solution is eradicating evil, thereby greatly reducing the violent circumstances of our world. This will not happen by government mandate or social restructuring or war. But it will happen when God, once again, has place in our hearts and our homes.
God is working to reduce the evil in the hearts of man. Look around you. His messengers are all around us. They approach us on the street. They knock on our doors. They talk to us via radio and TV. They invite us to let the spirit of God enter our hearts and homes and minds and thoughts. They invite us to return to our churches, mosques, synagogues and temples to partake of His fellowship and love. To what extent are we responding to these invitations?
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May I suggest the next time His messengers appear at our door, we welcome them in and partake of their Spirit. Let us thank them for their concern, their love and their service. Let us recognize we need God in our hearts and homes. And act accordingly. Only then will peace come to this Earth and goodwill displace evil and violence disappear from the daily headlines around the world.