Violence is in our homes. Shootings occur daily in our streets. Armed robbery, sexual assault, and 629_31murder. All this violence is becoming too common a thread in our society.

I’m sure you know about the ambush on the police officers in Dallas a couple of days ago. A lot of people say it’s because of racism. I say it’s because of evil in this country. Our hearts are getting so filled with hate, we don’t care about human life anymore.

We want what others have, yet aren’t willing to work to get it. We just want it handed to us. We don’t like the color of someone’s skin, so we harm them. How can anyone who considers themselves a Christian dislike someone purely based on a color God chose for them? Jeremiah 1:5 states in part, I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. That means everything from the hair on your head to the color of your skin.

fingerpointWe’ve become a society of people who point a finger at others to place blame, instead of looking at ourselves and our own actions. We try to justify the reason we hate others when in reality it’s because we’ve allowed the devil to control our lives.

Jealousy, envy, and greed all perpetuate this growing evil.

We go to church on Sunday and spew discord on Monday.

Not all blacks are criminals. Not all rich people are selfish. And not all police officers are racists. We’ve allowed the actions of a few to dictate how we feel about the group as a whole.

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Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Why do we allow other people to control our emotions to the point of anger? That’s not God’s way. In order to stop the violence in this country, we need to stop this growing culture of hate. And that includes anyone spewing hate from the pulpit. Bring the true meaning of Jesus back to this country. We need to treat others as we would like to be treated.

And the best time to make these changes is today.

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