The Gospels don't mention anything about Jesus "packing heat" because guns weren't invented yet. When Jesus got angry with the money changers being in His Father's house, he tossed the tables in frustration. That was about as violent as our Lord got.
But with the shootings in Colorado and the shootings that happen every day here in Chicago, it's hard not to wonder if Our Lord would be preaching the Gospel from town to town with a little something strapped to his waist.
It's a bizarre image, isn't it?
But is it any more bizarre than what we are experiencing every day? Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation and yet our streets explode every night with random violence.
As the facts of the Colorado shooting unfold we'll learn why James Holmes did what he did. But I wonder if we'll ever know why young men here in Chicago continue to shoot and kill one another every day.
I hate to say it, but Our Lord might need a gun if He were to preach here in this city.