The text is quite simple. "Thou Shalt Not Kill." But apparently it isn't simple to live. Nine South Carolinians are killed every 5 days by gun violence. Today Providence joined 1,300 other churches to commemorate "Stand Up Sunday" as a way of making a difference.
On Sunday afternoon I received an email from Andrew Knapp at the Post and Courier who was very helpful in preparation for this sermon informing me that there was another gun victim early Sunday morning. That brings the number to 6. We will add another cross in his memory.