How to Respond to Questions about Terrorists and Terrorism

Some advice from my old blogging friend Danny Sims:

I was asked, by a Christian,
"What should I do or say about terror, refugees and
all the trouble with radical Jihadism in the world today?"
That's an important question. Here are a few guiding principles:
  • Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
  • Doing something is often better than doing nothing, especially if it is kind and helpful.
  • Saying nothing is always better than saying something unkind and hateful.
  • If many people tell you again and again what you say is unkind and hateful, it probably is.
  • You can personally stand against evil, including radical Jihadism, without returning evil with evil. 
  • The only thing that will overcome evil, in your heart, is good. And we are talking about your heart, right?
The odds are, you are not in charge of anyone's policy but your own.

Choose goodness, prayer, kindness, and helpfulness in all you say and do.

Seek justice, mercy, and faithfulness.

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