A READER ASKS

Simple Grace - - Letter From The Editor -

“Dear Lord, I swore long ago that ter­ror­ists wouldn’t make me live in fear, so I’m dis­gusted by the way I find my­self do­ing it any­way. At first I went about my busi­ness de­fi­antly and trav­eled as usual. But at­tacks have amped up so much lately that I’ve found my­self back­ing down: While I’ll get on a plane for work or fam­ily obli­ga­tions, I won’t do so by choice. And I stay away from ma­jor met­ro­pol­i­tan ar­eas as much as I can, even though I’m miss­ing events I’d love to at­tend. On one hand, it feels fool­hardy to go into risky ar­eas if I don’t have to; but on the other, I feel like an ab­so­lute wimp since I know plenty of peo­ple live in big cities and refuse to give ter­ror­ists the sat­is­fac­tion of re­strict­ing their lives. I want to stand up against evil as bravely as they do. Please help me con­quer my cowardice in the face of these hate­ful ter­ror­ist groups!”

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