In light of the events over this past weekend at the Party Venue outside of Greenville where a senseless act of violence took place, a mass shooting, we ask ourselves ‘What is wrong with this world?’ Truthfully the world often acts the way the world would be expected to act without Christ as the center point of life. The more we move into a post-Christian society in America the more we see Christian values, whether we are Christian or not, that we have enjoyed and taken for granted for so long go to the wayside. We are moving into a society that has lost its consciousness and moral anchor point.
The question we need to be asking ourselves in light of the many mass shootings is, “What happened to human dignity and the value of human life?” The question I often ponder to myself is where or when did we get to a point when killing each other was not the last choice but the first. The problem is we no longer see the value in each other all we see are our differences. The art of debate has become as much ancient history as the Roman Empire. We no longer have conversations, but simply actions without prior thought. We see skin color, political perspectives, cultural differences, but we have lost the ability to see each other as human beings created in God’s Image. The fact that each one of us are created in His Image should give each human value even among our differences.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”