Do Not Return Abuse

1 Peter 2:23 When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly.

Jesus was not violent. He loved his neighbours. Some he swore at (you vipers! Matt 23:33) and is recorded to have used physical force only once when he turned over tables in temples (shops in holy places of rest and prayer that are supposed to buy sacrifices and atonement? what?! Mark 11; Matt 21; Luke 19; John 2). He did not take up a sword. He did not seek an eye for an eye. He was not cruel as those who thought they were saved were cruel to those they called ‘sinners’. Ultimately he loved and suffered, dying in his vision of love and peace.

I saw this image the other day and it has stayed with me…

We hear Professor Albus Dumbledore say: “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” Jesus’ words live through the writers of Q, of the Gospels, of 1 Peter etc….

Remember what it means to be Christian. Be peaceful in your interactions with others.

Meanwhile… I spent the day studying really well, and then got distracted by a colour-ball pelting frog on Zuma. Like video games 😀

Zuma’s Revenge Screenshot

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