Violence can spread like wildfire. It takes only a careless or indeed a deliberate conversation to ignite passions and soon after, flames of anger, distrust and pure vandalism erupt on to our streets. Soon it can be out of control and premises, private vehicles and peoples’ lives can be in great danger. It is our responsibility to be very careful about what we say and what we do. Our words can either inflame or dampen a situation. The words of the Risen Christ call on all of us to be a people of peace. May the Peace of God be with us and may we be a people who shun violence and show mutual respect. Fr Gerry.