Experts say that the most important thing in life is to know what you believe and what you want to die for. In other words, a purpose driven life is a meaningful life and a happy life. However, not every purpose is a good one, or a good enough one. The terrorists are purpose driven too. They know what they want to die for, but we all know that they die for a terribly wrong purpose. Let's look at what Jesus taught us about what we must die for.
The core reason for all crimes of violence, like the terror in New Zealand this week, is unhappiness. “Misery loves company.” Unhappy people want to make other people feel miserable so that they can feel better. It’s an attempt to take away the human sense of humor. As I’ve mentioned, humanity, humility, and humor came from the same root word “humus.” Therefore, a crime against happiness is a crime against humanity or vise-versa.