So in my life I’ve been big on learning knowledge and wisdom. Being from a Christian home it was natural that I would look into the book of Proverbs for this. I mean come on it was written by King Solomon, the wisest man to ever live. It’s clearly visible with what he wrote too. The things he speaks of hundreds of years ago still apply today.
I want to question things, that is what this blog is all about. I chose the domain, biondetta, because it means “she who questions.” I know what you’re thinking, but Travis, you’re a guy… Yeah, but in Proverbs, wisdom is personified as a woman. “Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice;” (Proverbs 1:20 ESV) So with that theme I went with it. If you want to question my motives then good, questioning things is good. Just make sure you keep an open mind.
I guess one of the first things I’m going to jump into questioning is current events. I recently read this from fox news. College freshman stabs four students after being kicked out of a study group. That unfortunately isn’t a shock to us in this country. We experience death and so called “rampages” everyday. My question is why?
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. (Proverbs 14:29 ESV) I think everyone can agree Faisal Mohammad had a “hasty temper.” He showed great folly by lashing out after being kicked out of a study group. Now I don’t want to sound judgmental here. Like I said, keep an open mind. Faisal is now dead, and regardless of what he did beforehand, the death of a human life is saddening. I don’t want to bash him, in the name of Christianity, but I would like to look at the truth in the Proverb through his story.
His anger to an offense expressed great folly. Isn’t this the case with most school and public shootings. Someone is cast out for whatever reason, they feel wronged and the anger within them lashes out in horrible ways.
Now I would love to say I have the wisdom to say how to fix this, I don’t. I know I don’t know that much and I think that is wisdom in and of itself. However, I would like to say, slowing anger within our society, however that may be done, would help us so much.
There are my thoughts for today. Slow to anger. Please keep the family of Faisal in your prayers.