The Manchester tragedy stirred a lot of righteous anger in people's hearts but hating violence does not make violence go way.
And pointing out to everyone else what a 'f*ck up' world we live in does not make the world better for anyone. It only makes people more afraid and feeling more powerless than they felt before.
The reason Jesus said 'Resist not evil' is because when you resist evil, you contribute to evil persisting in the world.
negative thoughts about evil, whether you understand it or not,
contribute to the violence and evil we have in the world. Why? Because
you are still believing that the power of fear is more powerful than the
power of love.
When you don't resist evil, you are
free to love all those different than yourself. However when you are
resisting evil you have very little time to love yourself let alone love
anyone different than yourself.
No one who loves themselves sufficiently would ever think of harming themselves or others.
are people who hate themselves so intensity that they only way they can
deal with that level of self-hatred is to project it out onto other
people and kill them as a way of getting rid of the evil the terrorist
sees in their world.
The Terrorists see people who
think differently than they do as their enemy and we see terrorists as
our enemy. As long as we look at each other that way rather than seeing
we are all son's and daughter's of the King, world peace will never
become our shared reality.