Conscientious Objector

How about not killing people with words or thoughts? How about obeying what Jesus taught about loving our enemies, praying for those who mistreat us, turning the other cheek, and giving more than is even unfairly asked of us? How about relying on God to justify, judge, avenge, and deliver us?

I saw a movie over Memorial Day about the guy who was a conscientious objector in WW2 and who went on to win the medal of honor for his bravery and the idea has stuck in my mind until now. I finally realized that the message for me is the idea of staying out of the wars and fights that we're tempted with. I'm all for good communication, speaking the truth in love, boundaries, fair fighting, and loving enough to confront. These are all great topics I could talk or write about, but what I'm saying here really is the idea of ceasing from killing and sniping, and mouthing off at people as a way of paying them back, getting revenge, or playing God. This can be done overtly or covertly, out loud or under your breath and in your thoughts. It's all bad and toxic. It's unforgiving and nonspiritual.