It is difficult to imagine that the One whose own Passion models the redemptive power of non-violence would look favorably on the violence of contemporary U.S. society. Present-day violence is made far worse than it otherwise would be by the prevalence of weapons on our streets.
Today we must pray. And cry. And mourn.
But we also must act. (This White House petition needs 25,000 signatures to receive a response. We can do that today.)