the last resort

‘Violence, we are told, is legitimate when the situation is such that there is absolutely no other way out of it. The Christian can never entertain this idea of “last resort.” He understands that for the others it may be so, because they place all their hopes in this world and the meaning of this world. But for the Christian, violence can be at most a second-last resort… The Christian knows only one last resort, and that is prayer, resort to God.’

Jacques Ellul

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