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Youths say no to political violence (Part 2)

Youthful Living with PASTOR MOYO M
THE decision to end political violence is a sign that political leaders consider human life and dignity to be of the highest value.
By nature, violence is destructive and has no regard for human dignity. Just like destruction requires less effort than construction, violence committed in a short space of time may leave physical, mental, social, economic and spiritual effects that may take much effort and time to repair.
In view of this, violence retards development while social cohesion with creativity and innovation speeds up progress.
The resolution to end political violence stems from a deep seated belief of what King Hussein I says, “Real victories are those that protect human life, not those that result from its destruction or emerge from its ashes.”
To be truly human is to be committed towards protection of human life. To be a leader entails being in the forefront in championing the cause for the protection of human life and dignity.
Edmund Hillary says, “Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain.”
Never rise at the expense of hurting one’s dignity of destroying their life. It is therefore, important that human life and dignity are held in high esteem in as much as one seeks leadership at every level of our great nation, as youths, you should understand that whoever entices you into political violence has no respect for you and other people’s lives and their dignity.
You should also realise that your life is of greater value than money or any offer hence, do not allow anyone to capitalise on your current condition.
Proverbs 3:31-32 says, “Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways. For the LORD detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence.” The quotation encourages us to avoid violence at all cost because God as a lover of peace, detests violence.
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