My Uncle really loves whiskey. In fact he drinks a bottle of it every day. And then just the other day his doctor tells him he needs a new liver. How did that happen?
Jenifer at work was telling me that her sisters friend has a pool. One of those inground ones. They got a lot of money. Well their three year old girl fell in and drowned. Yeah. Seems they could have put up a fence but they didn’t want to tell their kid no. Yeah she drowned. So, how did that happen?
My brother has a friend, Josh, seems he’s really down on himself. He weighs like over 400 pounds. He eats like a lot of hamburgers and sodas every day. He just keeps gaining weight. How does that happen?
I never told you about my grandfather. Yeah, he never buckled his seat belt. He said he wanted to be thrown clear of the car if he was ever in an accident. So, yeah, he was thrown right through the windshield and smashed his skull. How did that happen?
There was this guy at church. He seemed like a great guy. Had a wife and two kids. They had a service this week. Seems that his wife killed herself. Suicide. Seems she left a note that said nobody loved her any more. How did that happen?
I saw this guy marching up and down the street the other day when I drove into town. He’s there most days I think. I think he lives there. He has a grocery cart filled with junk. He yells at the ants and at the sky. I tried giving him some money but he didn’t want it. How did that happen?
Did you know as far as we know we are the only creatures on this planet that know they will die some day? Did you know that?
Did you know we are also the only species on the planet that can make plans. You know, make a plan just in case something happens. I believe there is a whole industry, the insurance industry, that does that very thing every day. You know, just in case something happens there is a plan.
If we can make plans for when bad things will happen, I am asking now, how come we can’t make any plans about guns? How come?
We can make plans to help.
We can make plans to serve.
We can make plans to protect.
But the one thing we can’t do is stop guns from being handed out like after dinner mints?
How did that happen?