How do we respond to the violence we witnessed in our city on Thursday, July 7, when police officers were gunned down in the street? How do we respond after a week in which another 2 black men were killed by police? Violence is a downward spiral. It cannot fix anything, it only destroys. Sacrificial love is the opposite of violence as well as its antidote. We must repent, resolve to love all sacrificially, and pray for Jesus and his kingdom of peace to reign in our midst -- beginning in our relationships with one another.