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My response to the tragic murders in Dallas, Orlando, San Bernadino and beyond

Editor’s Note: I wrote this blog post two days before the
police murders in Baton Rouge.

A fellow blogger on challenged us to write a blog post conveying our thoughts and feelings about the killings in Dallas, Orlando, San Bernardino and beyond. Here I goes . . .

It doesn’t matter whether you’re an atheist, a member of law enforcement, an angry BLM man or woman, a politician, a conservative, a Hindu, a gay, a liberal, a racist, a senior citizen, a blue-collar worker, a homeschooling parent, a Millennial, a Black Panther, a Muslim, a citizen, a refugee, a Jew, or a Christian. All the following are undeniably true:

  • Hatred stirs up strife,
    But love covers all transgressions.
  • When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable,
    but he who restrains his lips is wise.
  • A hot-tempered man or woman stirs up strife,
    but he or she who is slow to anger quiets contention.
  • A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.
  • Better is a dry morsel with quiet
    than a house full of feasting with strife.
  • Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
    and those who love it will eat its fruits.
  • A simple person believes anything;
    but a prudent person gives thought to their ways.
  • A person who has no love is dead. Anyone who hates another person is really a murderer at heart.
  • Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life away from evil; hold on for dear life to what is good. Be a good friend who loves deeply; practice playing second fiddle.
  • We must forgive others quickly before bitterness turns into hatred.
  • Love one another, even those you think you hate.




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