Today's tragic events hit very close to home for our HOTT Crew as Orlando is our home. The massacre took place in our own neighborhood where we grew up. Friends live right down the street. Our Facebook notifications are constantly reminding us that friends are "safe". You've seen our previous posts about our frequent trips to Orlando. That's the neighborhood where this horrific event happened.
And as we just finished watching President Obama once again express shock and sadness at the event, assurances that it won't happen again, and call for us to offer prayers, we can't help but notice that prayer isn't working.
Could it be that God is calling us to do more than:
Post "Prayers for Orlando" on Facebook cover photos?
Vote for candidates who don't support a complete ban on guns and assault weapons?
Listen to clergy capable only of platitudes instead of leading us to take action?
Pay attention to politicians calling for a "revolution" but who are themselves unwilling to take on anyone scarier than a Wall Street banker?
Being from Orlando we're unimpressed with your #PrayersForOrlando Twitter hashtags and Facebook cover photos.
What will impress us is if you actually do something. You won't be alone. We'll be there with you.