It is the Monday morning after the Paris terror attacks. Like you, I spent much of the weekend watching 24-hour news coverage in shock, sadness and disbelief. The disbelief passed by Sunday evening and it all became grim reality.
Hundreds of people were seriously injured and over 130 people were murdered. The medical centers of Paris are still filled to overflowing and thousands of people are experiencing unimaginable grief due to the devastating loss of loved ones.
Perhaps worst of all, hate is rampant in the wake of this tragedy; hate that comes from fear.
All of us are experiencing various degrees of fear. This fear, in turn, spawns hatred. Hatred creates anger.
Hate, fear and anger link us inextricably to the terrorists.
We are not terrorists.
It is time to be still. It is time to pray for Paris and its people.
We are left with only one path to follow: The path toward peace.