I am watching live coverage of the ongoing shooting in San Bernadino, California, even as I write. Fourteen dead so far and counting. How long, O Lord, will it take for Americans to realize we have a problem with gun violence? The cost of our gun idolatry is becoming so high that it is incomprehensible . And the American public’s refusal to accept that we are suffering from a “disease unto death” is stupefying. Since we, the people, refuse to take any meaningful action in the face of this domestic threat, while bowing at the altar of “gun rights,” we bring into question the very character of our nation. “God help us!” as we, clearly, are incapable of helping ourselves.