Thursday, January 29, 2015

Violence begets violance

Jesus had said: “Do unto others what you want others do unto you” (Mt. 7:12).  This likewise implies: “Do not do unto others what you do not want others do unto you.”

We know how some people threw bombs to kill others and themselves too.  What’s the result?  The ensuing wars of revenge or retaliation happened.  And the countless casualties worldwide may go beyond a million through the years.

Let us follow the peaceful attitude of the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world—Jesus Christ—the Prince of Peace.  He rose from the dead three days after His crucifixion.  And now the world hails Him as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  He is truly the only solution to obtain peace in our world because He teaches us by word and example to love our enemies (cf. Mt. 5:38-48).

The only way is to “conquer evil with good” (Rom. 12:21).  We should not be overcome by the emotions of hatred and revenge but just open our eyes to what’s happening in reality.  You cannot deny the facts of history (contra factum non valet argumentum).  Open our eyes, open our minds, to humbly and sincerely accept the truth.  “Blessed are the humble and patient, they shall possess the land” (Mt. 5:3-7).  Yes, those who love and cultivate peace from their hearts and minds.

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