Take some time to write in your journal about three important topics: How is your nation dealing with violence in terms of war, domestic violence, gun violence, and violent crime? How do you respond, personally, to violence? Do you seek revenge? If so, you are human! Now reflect on Jesus's teachings about nonviolent resistance and unconditional love and ask yourself where changes might be made in your life, in your community, and in your nation.

Walking This Practice into the World

Think about one of the topics you journaled about and come up with a strategy to address it using nonviolent resistance. Then join with others to put that plan into action.

Don Mackenzie in Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice by Don Mackenzie, Ted Falcon, Jamal Rahman