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On Murder and Reconciliation
Matthew 5.21-26

It happened again the other day. It is sadly common. A leading politician makes a gesture of contempt towards the opposition. Someone on the other side reacts angrily. Soon dozens of people are on their feet, shouting. Insults fly to and fro. Out on the street, supporters of the rival parties jeer at each other, then begin to jostle and threaten. Fists starts to fly. Knives come out. By the time the police arrive two people have been killed. The other side vows revenge. The next day they’re back in force, and attack two innocent passers-by. Their families in turn swear to get even. Is this what human life was meant to be like?...

Taken from Matthew for Everyone – by Tom Wright

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