What to do when confronted with the news of terrible violence?
Not knowing the inspired word of the Bible, the generations are weak in the face of violence. There is no recognition of the "flesh wars against the spirit" and so the violence is personalized, and paralysis by analysis sets in.
See what it is trying to do. Instill fear and helplessness.
Know that it cannot be done. "God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of POWER, and of LOVE, and of a SOUND MIND." (II Timothy-emphasis added)
See that it is not done. "Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed upon man." (S&H)
"7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time." (Revelation)
Power, love, sound mind - annihilates hatred because it gives it no legitimacy, no power, no intelligence. The Lord God, Good, Omnipotent, reigneth.