Let me try and make my stand perfectly clear: if you want to hurt anyone, through inflicting physical, emotional, or spiritual injury upon anyone… you are not a follower of Yeshua. You are not Christian… at all.
To overthrow the power of Empire, finally and forever, we must act in completely opposing ways to Empire. Look at the non-violent campaign of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Look at the non-violent revolution of Ghandi. The Harvest of Righteousness was sown in peace… and it worked!
This is the truth of Universal Salvation, this is the truth of our purpose as Christians: we are to be the leaders of this final revolution against Empire.
And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” – Matthew 13:52
And in the words of the wise Albus Dumbledore in the last book from the Harry Potter series:
“Tell me one last thing,” said Harry. “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?”
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
I know I am not doing all I could do, hunkered down behind a computer, writing out my own thoughts when I can make time, regardless of how effective those words may be. I need to get out. Into the world.