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Responding

This thing in France is really bugging me.  I am so tired of this crazy approach to revenge, this assault on freedom of thinking and the cowardly style of the attacks. However, what is bugging more is how to respond.  As a follower of the Christ, my mind has been troubled with developing the appropriate response to this sort of thing.  Is there a side to take?  Is there vengeance to wish for?  As world changers ( that is what followers of the Christ are), how do we change this world.

And the one thing I do know is that we are to change the world with the way we respond.

 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

10 For,

“Whoever would love life
    and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
    and their lips from deceitful speech.
11 They must turn from evil and do good;
    they must seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
    and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.

1 Peter 3:9-15(NIV)

The mystery for me at the moment is to figure out the best way to do that. Have any ideas?

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