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In the Midst of Terror — 4 Comments

  1. These are scary times. I think in some ways my husband is more fearful than I am, because he worries something bad will happen to me. I don’t worry about that part of it, because that is out of my control. It’s in God’s hands. I do pray daily, though, for the souls of all those whose lives have been taken through violence, and for their grieving families. I also pray that God will bless the people of the United States, especially those in public office and those running for public office, that we may all make good decisions and make our country and this world a better place. Finally, I pray that God will fill the hearts of those who are full of anger and evil, and turn their hearts toward goodness and love.

    The Lord said we should pray for our enemies (Matthew 5:44) and forgive those who wrong us seventy times seven (Matthew 18:22). It’s hard sometimes, but I try to live by this.

    Our parish priest often says, “God does not love us because WE are good; He loves us because HE is good.” I find this very comforting in my imperfection, and it makes me try all the harder to live up to what God knows I can do. I pray every day that He help me be a better version of myself.

  2. Very thought provoking article Sheryl. There are so many points you brought out that are important for us to focus on and remember. I especially like the reminder to pray for the terrorists. And I love this scripture “the God who sees me” (Genesis 16:13). I also loved Phyllis’ comment.

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