Violence seems to have become the norm in our society today (including the U.S.). In Bible verses John 13:34, John 15:12 and John 15:17, God commands us to love one another. The dictionary defines “command” as an authoritative order. God wasn’t suggesting that it may be a good thing if we would love one another, he ordered us to do it!

While God is angry with other nations making war against his people, he’s equally upset with the warfare that his people have declared against one another rather than placing their full trust in him.

Psalm 46:11 says, “Be still (cease striving) and know (confess) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!” Our aggressive attempts to defend ourselves are making matters worse, not better.

Francis Rinaudo Jr.

retired dentist

St. Francisville