You can’t battle violence with more violence.
This just doubles the violence.
You can’t bring more injustice to the innocent to undue the injustice that fell on you.
This just multiplies the injustice to new heights.
You can’t battle hate with more hate.
That will lead to more violence and injustice.
You can’t battle darkness with more darkness.
What you do will be swallowed up and seen just the same as the violence, injustice and hate that you battle against.
You must counter with peace, justice and love.
You must battle the darkness with the light.
Have a Blessed Week,
Biblical verses to read…
Matthew 5:9 English Standard Version (ESV)
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons[a] of God.
Proverbs 21:15 English Standard Version (ESV)
15 When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous
but terror to evildoers.
1 Corinthians 13 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Way of Love
13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Matthew 5:14-16 English Standard Version (ESV)
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that[a] they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.