Oh! What has the world come to, men killing fellow beings in the name of religion, men ruthless, wicked and evil, mercilessly killing innocent fellow beings because they believe that it will give them salvation and heaven, is that what God wants? God the creator of all, God the sustain-er, God the compassionate and loving one, the merciful one; does He delight in the blood of humans, does He need the life of His own beings as sacrifice? Does He check our love and commitment to Him by demanding the blood of another human being who is also His creation? Does the all powerful God need our defense and protection? If one claims to be standing for “Peace” then why killing, rape, beheading, destruction and mayhem. Tell me how does that bring “Peace”? History has proven undoubtedly over and over that violence begets only violence.
God is loving, He is compassionate and merciful and He does not require an eye for an eye, He does not ask us to hate those who do not follow our path, He does not need our help in establishing His kingdom if we say that He is all powerful.
What God requires from us is Love, Forgiveness and Mercy. He wants us to forgive those who wrong us, show kindness to others and help those who are suffering. It takes more power and inner strength to show the other cheek when someone hits us on one cheek. It takes “Grace” and what the world needs more than anything now is Grace – No one deserves it but we still give it because we freely received it from God.