How to renounce violence
“Without entrusting oneself to the God who judges justly, it will hardly be possible to follow the crucified Messiah and refuse to retaliate when abused. The certainty of God’s just judgment at the end of history is the presupposition for the renunciation of violence in the middle of it.”
Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace (Nashville, 1996), page 302.
The biblical message of God’s final judgment is our reason for gentleness now.