Dear Friends. Do You Carry a Hand Gun? 6/8/17
“Do you carry a hand gun? Are you not afraid you might get robbed?” Half kidding asked my cousin at our 175- person annual family reunion.
“I would rather lose my money than my life,” I responded. A friend nearby responded, “Jack Benny often told the joke, “A fellow once confronted me, your money or your life, I said, I’m thinking.”
My Colombian temporary roommate added, “A Colombian joke in response to that is “I think I need my money; take my life.”
Another cousin added, “If you have a gun you might shoot the wrong person.”
“Are you a supporter of Trump?” I asked the first cousin. “Yes, He is doing many good things.” he answered. I responded, “As a follower of Jesus I can’t support him because of the bombing: he is killing people.” He responded, “How many has he killed?” “I don’ know. But one is too many. Let’s still be friends.” Thus ended our conversation.
Here I am with my cousins at the 77th Markey reunion.
Join me in praying for the end of bombing.