Daily Meditation for March 8, 2023

Another mass shooting. When and how will our “thoughts and prayers” become actions to work against the gun violence that has become an almost daily occurrence in the United States? Does any other country have a “Gun Violence Archive” posted on social media where you can find the number and details of “Mass Shootings in 2023”? It details how many of the victims were children, how many were teens, how many were injured, and where and when the shootings took place. There are even charts and maps to get a visual of this horror. By the time you hear or read this reflection, the “Gun Violence Archive” will be outdated. More shootings will happen. There are more guns in our country than there are people. “Why?” “What changes must we make?” Gun control is a fundamental part of our moral commitment to “protect life.”

By Christian Morris, OSB