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The Urban Maeztro is a Honduran graphic artist using street art to protest violence.
Lately, the Gumbo blog has taken a turn to address serious matters in Honduras and in other parts of the world. Here are samples from other writers that have underscored what I have been ruminating on this week.
What The US can learn now from Latin America's fight against gun violence by Heather Berkman. She writes of the frightful state of homicide and street violence in Latin America, and how the tide is turning against more guns as the answer to curb violence in Central and South America.
Newton by Peggy Noonan. The conservative editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal calls the latest shooting of innocents for what it is: diabolical, the work of the devil. However, she calls for sensible legislation to curb the use of automatic weapons and other common sense ways to change our culture of violence.
God Can't Be Kept Out by Rachel Held Evans. Evans is becoming an important voice for the Christian moderate community. She skewers the simplistic argument that is being broadcast that God was pushed out of schools, thereby creating the tragedy that is Newton. As she states, God can't be kept out.
The Day I Almost Shot My Father by James Luria. The subtitle explains it better than I can: I was just a kid, I was angry, and there was a gun.
It Always Ends Up At Redemption by Sara Sophia. "I think truth lies in the broken hallelujah, in our perception of a God who is more than we make him." Read more to understand Sara's story of redemption after abuse, divorce, and the ensuing mess that God understands.
Did you bring your camera? I recommend Anita Johnson's photo-blog where the beauty of landscape photography is combined with hymns and Bible verses.
Finally, I wish you peace and joy, even in the midst of turbulence and strife that surrounds us.
For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government shall be on his shoulders. He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Come, Lord Jesus, come.