Thursday, November 17, 2022

 

Violence is not the answer.


Aggression is not the answer.


Hate is never the answer.


In a world of instant gratification, there might be this misjoinder, especially when the aggressor constantly gets their way, then gets away with aggressive, hateful and violent behaviors.  


Tipping points and justice run slow and are not always on (expected) time.  


Why? 


Because life is a process or a series of processes as a cumulative result of a series of choices and actions.  


Let's take the example of the violence, aggression and hate perpetrated upon Jesus Christ.


The final result of that violence, aggression and hate was the crucifiction of Jesus Christ.


But was that the end? 


Did violence, aggression and hate win?


Was violence, aggression and hate the answer?  


Where are the Pharisees today?  


Where are the Christians today? 


The truth is that at each point in time, there are embodiments of transcendent ideals that will rise above one act or event.  


Just take a look at the life of Jesus Christ and the Teachings of Christ.  


History will look back and see events unfold; violent events of scourge and horrors fall stained in shame of blood and blight and events filled with embodiments of ideals rise above and transcend time.  


What matters in the end, is not just how you are remembered, but who you are in the journey of life. 


Where at its close, your spirit can transcend life and be compatible with the love and peace of heaven and the Holy Spirit.



Why have standards fallen so low? Where is the sense of honor and duty? There is no win or salvation in the shame of dishonor and indecency....