For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the world and forfeit their life? Mark 8:35

The first gunshot interrupted a calm Monday morning. Across the street a young man was holding a gun with two hands, white smoke erupting from the barrel. Immediately, I hit the pavement as he fired another round in our direction. Clack! Clack! I put my head down and prayed that no one would be killed. Clack! Clack! Clack! Clack! The last shot echoed for a moment before fading into an unusual silence on the busy street.