Media queen, Oprah Winfrey, recently spoke out about the mass shooting epidemic in America and her answer was as unexpected as it was dead on.
To the surprise and most likely chagrin of her more liberal followers, Oprah – one of the most powerful people in media – said the problem is a moral/spiritual one with a solution that is anything but political.
Amidst the public outcry and clatter over gun control, Oprah Winfrey called us back to church.
“I think what people are missing is a core moral center. Churches used to do that,” She told “Extra” host Renee Bargh when asked, “What can we do? What is the answer?”
“Churches used to do that… It was a central place you could come to and there was a core center of values about a way of living and a way of being in the world. Until we can return to that, however that is, in whatever form, we will continue to be lost.”
The Faith of Oprah Winfrey
Oprah’s belief that church defined our moral values doesn’t come out of left-field. The 65 year old media executive, actress, talk show host, producer and philanthropist was raised in the church and credits her Baptist roots for much of her success and spiritual foundation. She sees the importance of faith and the role of the church in creating a society which embraces empathy, civil duty, and a respect for human dignity.
Whether or not she is still a follower of Jesus is between her and the Lord, but it is obvious that the Lord has instilled in her wisdom, compassion and gifts, and given her great favor. Oprah’s appeal for America to return to its core moral center is evidence that the Holy Spirit is calling back the prodigals, urging us to find our refuge in His Church.
“Until we can return to that… we will continue to be lost.”
Source: Extra TV