I was listening to the news this morning about the recent violence and killings in California . Planned Parenhood, 14 dead, 17 wounded. On Good Morning America, psychiatrist Janet Saltz said we were becoming desensitized to shootings and violence. This made me quite angry, I am not desentized to anything that takes another’s life. I shake my head, I pray to God, and I shed tears for all the innocent people who are killed daily in this world. How can we as individuals end this hate and violence? Martin Luther King said it very well – we can eliminate violence with love.
If each of us fills our heart with love instead of hate perhaps we will slowly begin to overcome the hate and violence in this world.
Titus 3:3-4 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared.
If God loves us, why can’t we love each other?