Wednesday, 13 December 2017
The problem with movies like Star Wars is that they have the right problem but the wrong answer.
The problem of widespread evil in our world cannot be stopped with the sword.
Because evil is basically a spiritual problem it must be countered with spiritual methods.
This is where Jesus comes in.
Jesus taught us to love our enemies and pray for those who abuse us.
He said to turn the other cheek.
This approach is in sharp contrast to classical stories of good versus evil in which the good guys always win through violence.
The human reaction to evil is to attack and destroy.
But when we lay down the sword and pray for the good of our enemies something happens.
Violence begets violence.
So non-violent prayer is a way forward.
Rather than getting entangled in violence and revenge we can pray for the redemption of our assailants.
This is truly radical.
Cry out to God!
He will hear.
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