A spiritual approach to preventing gun violence

I live a couple of hours from Uvalde, Texas, and the impact of the tragedy at Robb Elementary School continues to reverberate throughout the community. Clearly we aren’t the only region trying to come to terms with, and prevent, similar tragic outcomes. Whether in regard to other mass shootings or increased gun violence within cities, many individuals and communities are hoping and working for change.

Living our lives in accord with spiritual precepts that prompt us to love our neighbor as ourself requires us to care enough to recognize when things aren’t right with those in our community and do what we can to help. And as we look for answers, let’s make sure to leave room for a spiritual approach. 

Turning our attention to the Divine quiets the fray of fear and anger that would keep us from discerning ideas from God, the infinite divine Mind, who is always imparting ideas that bring harmony. And doing so aids us in getting to the heart of the matter—addressing the dark thoughts and emotions that are so often behind violent acts. 

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