On Sunday, February 19, I spoke on the topic of the use of force and its relationship to the Season for Nonviolence. I'm grateful to Steve Marcom who provided me with the text from the Tao Te Ching, chapter 31. Steve leads the 2nd Tier Circle on Sunday mornings at Unity of Fairfax. Last year, the group studied the Tao Te Ching, by Lao-Tzu. In simple words, Lao-Tzu has captured the essence of my message; namely, there will be times for the use of force, but those times are always last resorts.
Weapons are the tools of violence;
all decent men detest them.