There are many responses to terror. I think I’ve seen just about every one of them in the last 24 hours. Everything from deliberate indifference to bloodthirsty calls for revenge. Everything from “look at the cute bunnies” to “nuke ’em all and let God sort it out!”
To one extreme I can’t go, even though I’m trying. To the other, I won’t go, no matter how easy it sounds. We can’t ignore the fact that there are literally millions of people on this mudball that would kill us in a heartbeat. And they would do it just because of the way we look, act, think…or just because we exist. But I won’t jump on the bandwagon of hate as a defense mechanism. I will not paint an entire group of people with the same brush, just because it’s easier to shoot first and ask questions later. As Brian said, an eye for an eye will not solve anything.
I know it’s a tired, old thing, but I need to say it:
God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I Cannot change