Our society is a commonly using the term “radicalization “as an act of mass murder in the name of a supreme leader or an ideological cause. The radicals are the extreme right or left fanatical followers, who are willing to die and kill others in compliance to ones sacred belief or creed. So, we are going to witness the slaughter and the massacre of many human lives all around the world and the media would desensitize the horrible events by calling them as radicalization.
However, there are another radicals that we would like to present to the world to give hope to everybody. Please read these words from the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” Matthew 5:38-43
The term, radical is not necessarily a bad word. Jesus is a radical person. He lived his life totally different from many of us. He is radical on loving the Lord God and our neighbors. He gives life and not death. Christ would rather die for us than to save Himself. He taught us to love our neighbors and our adversaries.
We had been radicalized by Jesus words. We do exactly whatever He says and this is the only way we praactice our religion. We are not obsessed with the Bible, Koran or any other religious books. We are willing and ready to die for the gospel of Christ. We pledge our alligeance only to Christ. Make no mistake, we are not church looneys or fanatical heretics. We love people of all religion, race or nationality and even if and when we have enemies. No one should be terrorized by our actions. We are peacemakers and the salt of the earth. We are different from the average Christian that you know of.