Back in the fourteenth century a devastating plague swept across most of the then-known world wiping out many millions of people, people with no knowledge of its cause or remedy. It was the Bubonic Plague or Black Death as it was popularly called. The death rate was so high that the normal procedures for burying the dead could no longer be observed. Carts were dragged through the streets of London to pick up the corpses thrown out into the streets by family members.
Today seven centuries later we are faced with the possibility of another not too dissimilar plague ravaging our population. The early signs of this plague can readily be seen daily on our television sets. It's the Gunbonic Plague - a twenty first century version of the Black Death, still an appropriate name for this killer. Today we don't throw the cadavers out onto the street to be picked up by sanitation workers. We are far more advanced than the people of 700 years ago. We use civilized procedures.
But that's today. What happens two or three years from now? Or even next year? The death rate by gun is increasing by leaps and bounds. Isn't it ironic that governments have eliminated the death penalty for murder just as the murder rate increases. We are approaching fourteenth century conditions. However we need not lament. Good news is on the horizon. Just as civilization overcame the Bubonic Plague, we too will move forward into maturity. Man is destined for better things. God knows what He is doing.