Over the past week Canadians have struggled to come to grips with the killing of two soldiers. Was this an act of terror connected to groups like ISIS? Were these “Lone Wolves,” acting more out of anger towards the system and personal pain than political ideology? Whatever the base motives terror is always the attempt to install a deep fear in those who experience it. Terror begets terror and soon we find ourselves in a bloody cycle that has no end. Perhaps a more pressing question beyond motives is what will we do when we experience terror and subsequently fear? What does it mean that Jesus was terrorized by the Romans on the cross and yet did not carry out an act of retaliation? What does it mean when Jesus says “Do not be afraid?” Tough questions for a tough time. For more listen to or read the sermon below.
Terror Creates Terrorists – Audio
Terror Creates Terrorists – Written