Why Does It Take A Tragedy For Better Laws?Over the years, we have heard of many horrific shootings in schools, shopping malls and political events. We wonder why this happens, could it be mental illness, family values, technology, lack of gun control? And now we've heard the most heartbreaking story of all, little innocent 6 year old children murdered senselessly along with the brave adults that tried to save them. I have faith that now most people will no longer tolerate this. We can't let these senseless murders go on any longer. We must protect the children from evil. Killing children goes beyond politics. Yesterday, I was watching the CNN news channel, and I heard this lovely poem about children written by Kahlil Gibran in 1923 that I would like to share with you:
And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, "Speak to us of Children." And he said:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
Children are the future. God bless all the children of the world.