|Sculptor George Segal and his sculpture in memory of students slain and wounded at Kent State by Ohio National Guardsmen, entitled: In Memory of May 4, 1970: Kent State-Abraham and Isaac.|
There are happenings that change everything.
Occurring in a flash, they are hurricane-like, erasing everything we thought we knew and forcing us into a totally unanticipated, dystopian understanding of our world. Once experienced, we can never go back.
For me, one life-altering moment, 13-seconds long, occurred on 4 May 1970, with the murder of four and wounding of nine Kent State University students.
Those 13 seconds erased my naïve understanding of myself, my nation, our leaders, and our values. I began to understand that we are a people willing to sacrifice our children for nothing but cult identity membership and feeding our narcissistic egos.
Still, in one way the times have not changed.
In the 1970s, the “silent majority” willingly sacrificed their children to the Vietnam War god.
Today, we willingly sacrifice our children to the AR-15 god.
Only the name of the god has changed. The willingness remains.
This Easter, my prayer is that our eyes and ears will open and that the Peace of Christ, pax Christi, will infuse us all with acceptance for each other.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you” (John 14:27).
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