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Overcoming Evil with Good

This recent article from the Australian about non violent resistance to the mafia in Sicily is a great example of overcoming evil with good.  Some of the notable aspects include:

  • People having a long term vision (a lifetime or more)
  • Resolute commitment
  • They do it together
  • They are willing to risk (Note there are always risks - even if doing nothing or trying to overcome evil with evil)
  • They don't run away in fright or run forward in fight, they take a stand (compare this to Jesus arrest: the disciples tried both the attack, and the running away, Jesus calmly stood)
Most of us don't face the evil these people are facing, but they give us some pointers to how we could confront the evils we are or may one day face.

David Wanstall, 22/09/2009