E 8th St in Greenville is close to my church. I’ve picked up and dropped off kids there many times.
Two nights ago there was a shooting death on that street.
I’m nearly certain that the deceased and the shooter (who police say may likely have been acting in self defense) were a few years ago just like the kids that I’ve been working with every week for the last 8 years. This could be Jonathan or Freddy or Robert or Randy or Micah or Craig or even Michael.
Sin really messes things up; the neighborhoods around my church just let it be seen a little more obviously than other areas do. The pull on these kids to do wrong is just amazing. Sin blights. It blinds.
“You who love the Lord, hate evil!”