I’m sure you’ve seen the news, read the headlines, and heard the reports. Several cities in the USA are on fire, not from nature but from man. It’s not trees that are burning but buildings, homes, and businesses. Violence is what’s raging. Those with the torches say they are responding to injustices done against them or those like them. Those under attack say they are innocent bystanders who have been sucked into someone else’s hatred.
What should be our response?
The Christian in me says
Violence begets violence; peace begets peace
The parent in me says
I don’t care who started it, knock it off both of you!
The preacher in me says
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
1 Peter 3:10-12
Pray for America’s cities.
Above all pray for peace, for that is of God.