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Letter to the Editor: Maybe we need to seek the old paths today

on May 14, 2014 10:40 AM

As we all watched in horror when we saw the tragedy unfold at Franklin Regional High School, it broke my heart. It kind of upset me that when after all this took place, the prayers went up and everyone was turning to God. Where were the prayers before this all took place? Certainly not in our schools!

When things go wrong, we all turn to God, but when everything is fine, we tend to put God on the backburner or in our back pocket until the next time we need him. Prayer, too late.

We never had this kind of drama when I went to school. We started the day with the pledge to the flag and then had prayer. We respected our teachers and not too many kids got in trouble because they knew they would be punished.

We respected our parents because we didn’t want to disappoint them by doing something wrong in school. We went home to a mom who asked how our day was and always had a cooked meal ready. Our parents took us to church on Sunday, and we learned right from wrong and how God loves us.

Have you talked to your child or children today? Have you told them that you love them, taught them respect for others? Have you asked if they needed to talk about anything? Have you prayed with them?

If you haven’t, maybe the next time tragedy strikes, it might be in your own backyard.

Jeremiah 6:16: “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.” (KJV)

Maybe we need to seek the old paths. Pray a little more. Read our Bibles more. Go to church. We have the right solution if we just follow it. Where is your path going?

Carrie Orr


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