By Richard Watkins

There has been a total of 125 mass shootings in the U.S. from January 1 through May 7, 2019 resulting in 561 people either being killed or injured. That is 23 more shot than the number of times the word “love” is mentioned in the Bible; Old and New Testament combined. This does not count the number killed or injured from “non-mass shootings”, stabbings, assaults, beatings, batteries, or other acts of physical violence.

Neither does the number include any of the inestimable acts of cruelty, unkindness, nastiness, malice, viciousness, spite, vindictiveness, maliciousness, rancor and/or hatefulness that results in mental, emotional or spiritual pain to individuals and the masses alike. 

Wouldn’t it be great if the number of times love is mentioned in the bible were greater than the number of any type of act or occurrence of non-love at any given point in or over any given course of time?

Show love. Give love. Accept love. Be love.