“When the disciples James and John saw this they asked, ‘Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?’ Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village.”
At another time we hear James and John referred to as the “sons of thunder;” apparently they were frequently volatile.
Does that not remind you of people today who incite violence?
Notice that violence is not the way of Jesus; let his attitude permeate you.
Heritage word—”Do not be anxious: go straight on forgetful of self, letting the Spirit of God act instead of your own.”
(St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)