The recent mass shootings that have occurred in our nation are appalling. As news from El Paso and Dayton come in about the more than 30 dead, we must ask ourselves why this is happening? Why is there so much hate between Americans?
I do not know the exact answer. Nor do I know what the exact solution could be. However, what I do know is that most of the mass shootings which have occurred, occurred because of hate. Hate because of bullying, racism, anti-semitism, work conflicts, and so many others. We need to learn as a nation to love one another like Jesus Christ commands us in his word. Only then, do I think that these mass shootings can come to an end. When we decide that democrats and republicans should love each other. People of all colors, races, creeds and cultures should love each other. When we decide that we should love and forgive those who have wronged us.
As a Mexican-American, it is chilling to know that the shooter in El Paso wanted but one thing, to kill hispanics. For the sole reason of being Hispanic.
I won’t lie and say that after I heard that news that I was not afraid. That I didn’t spend the day looking over my shoulder. That I didn’t come home to my family and give thanks to God that we were not affected. That I didn’t think about when will we, Hispanic Americans, be treated as ‘Americans’ and not as a ‘abnormal’ version of an American.
When will Hispanic (or any other prefix) Americans be treated as normal Americans? I know when.
It will happen when Americans of every color, culture, race, and creed treat each with love and they treat each other and call each other by their correct title – Americans – .
May God bless America, the land I love.