Where does anyone get the idea of killing in the name of Christianity? As Jesus healed the ear of the Roman soldier, his last words before being arrested were, “No more of this.”
I can be aghast at this kind of brutality, but what about my own anger? Whether it be “socially acceptable” anger, or more personal, I have to name it, examine it, and lift it up to God. Of course, I’m not alone. My church friends are there for me; scripture is replete with God’s responses to people’s anger. Then there is Jesus’ message of a loving, forgiving God. Sounds simple, but it isn’t easy unless I willing to surrender. Did anyone say that being a Christian was easy?