By John Sykes
From Larry Miller in A Time For Anger:
Whoever set off the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon intended to strike fear in the hearts, not only of Bostonians, but of Americans all over the country. They want us to wonder where they will strike next. Will it be at the local mall, a commuter train, a ball game?
This would be an entirely appropriate reaction… if we were sheep. However, many of us refuse to be sheep. We refuse to quietly accept the fact that our fellow citizens being maimed and killed by those who would destroy us. Of course, it is appropriate to mourn the loss of life and the harm done to people just out enjoying the race. Looking at the pictures of the those who perished is just too sad for words. However, we cannot live in this state. If we do, we add so many more to the number of victims.
At this point, we can pull back even more into our cocoons of personal safety… which really represent no safety at all. I spoke to a lady today who saw some of the images on TV and doesn’t want to watch news anymore. This head in the sand thinking leads to the epidemic of low information voters sweeping the country. It means people can be told and sold any bill of goods and they don’t have any idea what happened, or what will happen to them...
Yes, it is a time for anger, but in our anger, we must be careful not to sin… not to become like those we are defending against. On one hand, we have those who openly declare their contempt for our way of life and their hatred for us. On the other hand, we have a government that sides with our enemies. We must be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” It is time to act… but we must be careful how we act. However, act we must! Read it all here...
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