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Violence and the Answer

Do not be seduced by hate, my friends. When you see mass shootings, acts of violence and terrorism, you are looking at the results of living in hate and in fear. Violence is just hate and fear given form. When we see it and then we join in, feeling fear and feeling hatred, wanting vengeance, beginning to believe the “us-vs.-them” lie, we only make the hate and fear and resulting violence grow bigger. Hatred and fear are the root of all the violence we are seeing. More hatred and more fear cannot fix that. They can only feed it. They can only make it grow.