Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you. (1 Peter 3:15)
Again . . . we are inundated with horrific pictures of the senseless loss of life. How in the midst of this carnage can we possible have any hope? It is often in the pain of life that an indelible aspect of our better nature pours forth. In the moments when our survival instincts kick in, an amazing other response occurred. A love of others, an effort to care for those less fortunate, a seeing beyond one’s self interest propelled countless stories of heroic action.
While my vocational call compels me to speak to the hope I carry in the One Truth that is the source of all love, I forever hold on to the knowledge that in our most challenge times, the better part of what we have been created to be comes forth. This will forever give me hope that we can become a better people, a better community, and a better nation.