It’s often said that it’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Is it better for a Colorado church congregation to fold 33,215 cranes — one for each “gun violence death” in 2016 — than it is to actually do something about reducing firearms-related homicide? Especially when you consider . . .
that roughly half of those “gun deaths” are suicides. All that time folding could be better spent reaching out to people in their Lakewood area suffering from loneliness, depression, PTSD and other mental conditions that lead to suicide. IMHO.
Not to mention the work that could be done to address the gang banging that results in firearms-related homicides and injuries. Or teaching children about gun safety to protect them against negligent discharges.
But what do I know? Besides, there is some good here:
The Peace Crane is an international symbol of peace and for the past year, Mile Hi Church has already been sending them all over the world. For example, cranes have been sent to Orlando, Florida after the nightclub shooting, others were sent to Paris after the terrorist shootings and many were sent to the communities affected by the shootings in Dallas. Senior Minister Dr. Roger Teel shared; “Peace Cranes from Mile Hi Church are an extension of the hearts of every beautiful soul who crafted them. They also represent the universal urge and vision within the heart of humanity for peace and well-being for all people.”
Who can argue with that?