I like this!! This pretty much sums up what I was saying on that Facebook group I was posting on about Baby P. If we react to such horrendous things in an equally horrendous way, we're not going to achieve a thing. The way the world wants to deal with things is not the way God wants to deal with things. The world's way doesn't work, so let's try a better way. Don't allow yourselves to be overwhelmed by the awful things that go on in the world. Go out and do something positive about it. Sponsor a child, by a goat or a well for a village, support Free Trade.. there's so much you can do to make a difference! Love your neighbour as yourself, regardless of what they've done. You're no better, but you do know better.... preceding verses make it clear, if you're not sure:
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. On the contrary:
"If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.