A news report states that there have been several incidents of explosives being found in mailboxes in Raymore and other parts of Cass County, Missouri. This report comes from Fox4 News at http://fox4kc.com/2013/08/19/close-calls-in-cass-co-three-mailboxes-plan.... It could be kids playing pranks. It could be someone who is not happy with the United States Postal Service. Who knows? But, the results can be dangerous.
The news report tells that the targeted mailboxes have been blown off of their posts, bent and mangled. If this is all that happens, it is not that bad. But, what if a child or an elderly person were to be involved? What about those who have a habit of sticking their faces into the mailbox before reaching in to get the mail? Someone could get hurt. The price and labor of replacing a mailbox is not exactly cheap; but, is mostly an inconvenience. If someone gets hurt, though; well, that is a different thing altogether.
What does the perpetrator have to gain by doing this? Maybe a few laughs? What little is that worth? What a senseless act that is taking place in our area. 1 Corinthians 6: 9 says, "Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God?" (The New American Bible, 1987, Wichita, KS: Devore & Sons, Inc.).
If you have any information about the people putting the explosives in mailboxes, please contact your local police or sheriff's department.