Stop the killing

The Christian Science Monitor

Recently in my home city there were two murders on the same day. The motives were unknown. In fact the crimes seemed even more senseless than usual: an elderly man was found shot in his home; another man was found murdered beside a roadway. This is too typical of news headlines anywhere in the world. But despite the sad familiarity of such events, my heart cries out, Stop it!

Violence is an exploding imposition on society, insisting on our attention. And people all too often end up thinking that the way to deal with someone who gets in their way or looks different is to attack. It isn't.

Doing violence—or undoing it?
May 31, 1993

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