Essay about Love Opposes Violence Entirely
Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that violent crimes have increased by 439%, while non-violent crimes also increased by 418% nationwide since 1962 when compared to crime rates for today …show more content…
So now Macon stands in the middle; declining SAT scores on one side, increasing violence on the other. Prayer is not some magic pill that you take and everything fixes itself. No prayer is only part of the answer. It is powerful, but action is even more so.
NewsCentral, a local news station, ran a story shortly following the outbreak of violence in Macon. According to the story churches are beginning to pick up the slack of non-religious organizations (NewsCentral).
Heritage of Houston Church’s Macon Men Volunteer has started a recreational program to keep teens off the streets. Organizers are hoping that basketball and other sports will cause teens to want to steer clear of a violent lifestyle (NewsCentral). While not all churches are taking action to show God’s love, some are.
But prayer has nothing to do with love, right? Wrong. Love, however small, has a part in driving you to pray. After the news of a plane crashing into the world trade center the whole nation began to pray for the victims. When Katrina began its assault on New Orleans prayer vigils were scheduled across the nation. The reason for these prayers was out of concern, out of love.
Heritage of Houston Church has a unique opportunity. It is able to strengthen the moral character of the teens in two ways. It is first