Friday, September 8, 2017

Jesus’ way of non-violence

Morning: Psalm 31; I Kings 11:26-43; James 4:13-5:6
Evening: Psalm 35; Mark 15:22-32

Jesus did not argue or struggle when they taunted and crucified him.  He was innocent, but did not strike back. Why?  Because violence contradicts love.  Some expected Jesus to be a rebel leader, but violence cannot serve love, even “in the cause of justice”.  To me, Jesus’ story says: Take heart, hold firm … non-violence is the way out of the vicious cycle of injustice and revenge … and if you are ever caught in that vicious cycle, remember, in the end, love wins.

Graham

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