Their feet rush into sin;
they are swift to shed innocent blood.
They pursue evil schemes;
acts of violence mark their ways. Isaiah 59:7
Prayers go out tonight to the victims of yet another terror attack in London. Mayhem and murder committed by corrupt men. In London, Manchester, Kabul or Manila the violent seem to strike randomly.
What these acts of terror have generated however is a resolve among the population to oppose evil. While many, myself included want to take up arms to defend against these monsters, those who prowl around looking to shed blood (1 Peter 5: 8) are ultimately opposed by love. When children no longer are taught to hate from remote corners of the world, then terror will have no power here.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
-1 Corinthians 13: 4 -7