Monday, March 8, 2010

Violence Begets Violence

The latest slaughter of mostly village Christians (many women and children) near Jos is assumed to be retribution for village killings (Muslim women and children) in January. We are praying for God to transform raging hearts into havens of peace. Yes, a miracle, but God has been known to perform a few of those.

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s Acting President, “calls on all Nigerians to remain peaceful and law abiding, since violence only begets further violence. He also sympathises (sic) with those who have lost relatives and friends in these attacks, asking the Almighty to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss."

It’s not a coincidence that Faith Alive’s Spiritual Theme for March is “the cross and the crown.” While it reminds us that we too will have suffering and pain, it also reassures us that resurrection gets the last word.

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