Monday, April 22, 2013

Don't Worship The Monsters

On the God's Politics Blog at Sojourners, my latest attempt to answer the question of what to do when we are confronted with senseless violence.  My answer: don't worship the monsters.  An excerpt:
"Killing the bodies of our enemies does not make them disappear. We must also choose to forgive them, in a refusal to let their violence rule our hearts. The alternative is to cherish their violence, silently fondling it in our minds and enshrining it in policies founded on fear."
Last Advent I tried to say something similar, in a poem.

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