What’s under the floor covering?
What’s under the floor covering?
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8 (NASB)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
We have been doing some floor remodeling in order to bring some beauty to our office. What I discovered was that once you have removed the old stuff, that’s only the beginning of the job.
Dependant upon how much damage has occurred to the subfloor will determine your next steps.
For instance, in our case we had to sure up the subfloor by changing existing boards and nailing down boards in certain areas. We did this by removing nails, plaster, adhesive and durarock cement board.
By the time we got to the durarock, I was wondering if I should have just called in the professionals.
Now the floor was uncovered and exposed to our eyes to see the defects and problem areas. What was our next move and were we capable of completing the task?
My wife was right again I thought.
As we made the slightest progress I felt at ease and seeing our accomplishments, my mind drifted towards the Sandy Hook massacre.
How does one associate floor remodeling with the mass execution of children and teachers occurring within the halls of education?
There are no effortless answers-unfortunately life for the understanding of humans is not that simple.
The association of the two for me was getting down to the connecting problems, which amounted to more than one answer.
The difference, however was that in remodeling floors it was all manual- done without feelings of hurting something that had life in it. I could hammer away at the nails and tear the durarock from the boards in anger and never once did it cross my mind that I would be ripping the life right out of the soul of a living floor.
Once the floor was stripped and prepared we could put wood which has been beautified right back over that which we had just beat up and made ready.
With the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, things were exceptionally different!
Human lives and human laws create an extremely sensitive environment for influencing what is needed to correct the malfunctioning of human behavior.
The “WHAT IS NEEDED RIGHT NOW” is lost on what amount of monies come from what source to manipulate what group of politicians.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) doesn’t appear to give a hoot about the shooting of scare owls and some lawmakers are saying that everybody that works on school grounds should be allowed to carry guns.
Laws that are suppose to protect lives are now incorporated to justify the taking of lives.
Death by guns in the hands of those who by law can own them and by the law can have as many as they want and by law can own just about any kind they want, is spreading through the fabric of this country faster than tachyons( the slowest speed possible for tachyons is the speed of light).
Now, only if the laws could change that fast.
In the same vein of remodeling floors, to address the dilemma of irrational gun deaths in this country- there is no one answer to fixing the job-it has to be done by addressing ALL points of influence to the existing crisis.
Having a sure, structurally sound foundation is of the utmost importance when constructing a building and there are no better building blocks to establish a civilization than that with children that are of solid character.
Together we can begin to correct the problems that we have created through our laws and the organizations and political parties that have manipulated each other to achieve destruction that neither one imagine.
“Dear God please bless the families involved and effected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. And God give us the sound conscience to make laws that create a better life for all and not destroy the lives we have.”—Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25(ESV)