Saturday, September 5, 2009

One and Another

One targets the enemy and seeks to shame him; another reaches out to him and prays for him.

One condemns those who promote hatred; another hates condemnation as a modus operandi. One rejects physical violence; another eschews all forms of violence (especially the dangerous verbal kind, Matt 5:22).

One makes demands for freedom; another rejects demand-making. One shouts for justice; another pleads for mercy.

One is accusatory; another is reconciliatory. One is quick to judge the powers that be; another is quick to employ the power of forgiveness.

One is defined by protest; another protests the lack of a more positive definition. One aims to be loud; another realises volume is an illusion.

One is a raised fist; another an extended heart. One is of this world; another other.

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