Victims of Iniquity

What inspires a school shooter? What enters his head as he incubates his grievance, plans his method and executes his design? What grim pleasure does he derive from the spattered blood and childish screams? The United States has had 212 mass shootings so far this year, according to Al Jazeera. Naturally, those organisations campaigning for greater gun restrictions will gain fresh zeal. Even if America were to restrict guns as we have, the shootings may not decline; those individuals disinclined to obey the law will not surrender their weapons, while their dark hearts inclined to Satan’s whispers will proceed with ever-growing concentration. Iniquity often selects the most vulnerable to be its victims: Texan children in 2022, Jewish families in 1942, British babies from 1967.

We have scorned the truth you gave us;
We have bowed to other lords.
We have sacrificed the children
On the altars of our gods.
O let truth again shine on us,
Let your holy fear descend;
Upon our nation, upon our nation
Have mercy, Lord.

Graham Kendrick
Copyright © 1988 Make Way Music,

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