Time to stop
You tell us that it is too soon to talk about it.
That we shouldn’t make this political.
That now is the time for us to pray for the victims and their families.
When is a good time to talk about it?
When will a mother stop mourning for her child?
When will a son stop missing his parent?
When will a friend stop thinking of the life cut short?
I still think of the neighborhood boy who was shot in an accidental shooting.
That was fifty years ago.
I still think of John and Martin and Robert.
I still think of a friend who took his own life on Christmas eve.
That was twenty years ago.
I still think of the Charleston Nine who died at the hands of a white supremacist as they sat in church.
There will never be a better time to talk about it then now.
Let us give the mourners comfort in the fact that this will never happen again.
That might give them some comfort.
It won’t bring their loved one back.
But it will stop others from mourning other loved ones.