The Christian in me says

Violence begets violence; peace begets peace

The parent in me says

I don’t care who started it, knock it off both of you!

The preacher in me says

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

1 Peter 3:10-12


Pray for Baltimore.

Pray for those who abuse their power as officers of the Law. Pray for those who seek for reasons to commit violent acts. Pray for those who are angry and hurt and think that hatred and violence is the only solution. Pray for those watching at home, that they don’t jump to conclusions, stereotypes, or thoughts of hatred. Pray for those who are innocent and caught in the middle of the mess. Pray for brethren who are in the thick of it too.

Pray for peace.