How to Overcome Evil After Mass Shootings

Despite the shock and sadness after the mass shootings this last week, there are so many powerfully uplifting stories to come out of the tragedies as well.

You’ve heard the story of the San Diego State women’s basketball player who describes her two cousins who died in the El Paso shooting as heroes and saints. And how her family is now coming together in a very special way to take care of their three children who will grow up without their parents.

And there are the many stories of how people in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton are helping people they don’t know, from donating blood or money to caring for the wounded and their families.

And then there is the story of the 11 year old boy in El Paso who wanted to find a way to help the people there who were hurting.

So he and his mother started the "El Paso Challenge," a social media campaign to encourage people to give back and spread kindness. The plan was to challenge each person in El Paso to do 20 good deeds for others.

And it’s working with social media users – from Texas and beyond – pledging 20 random acts of kindness with the El Paso Challenge hashtag.

These stories all are reminders of what a man named Paul wrote in the Bible a long time ago: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

READ ABOUT another story of how a pastor saved his daughter in El Paso.

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