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.