No Place for Violence
No Place for Violence - Not Here, Not now , Not ever.
Domestic violence is driven by the desire to control others, to force them to do our will. Yet the way of Jesus was not one of coercion but one of love and invitation. Jesus came to a world where power was used to coerce. The Roman Empire used violence to coerce people to submit to their will. Pharisees used exclusion and shame to coerce people to conform to their vision of godliness. Jesus chose neither of these paths.
He devoted himself to doing good to others, seeking to build them up, heal their wounds, and urging them to discover the ways of God. He invited men and women into his community of disciples, but he never coerced them. As followers of Jesus we are to carry on His example.