It's been a troubling week in the news with the Fort Hood massacre and the shooting of British soldiers by one of the mentees in Afghanistan.
I was reading some reflections on the Fort Hood tragedy and was taken with this comment from Brian McLaren
I hope every reader of this blog will respond to the Fort Hood shootings (and every act of religious bigotry, racial intolerance, sexual stereotyping and prejudice, unequal treatment of gay folks, etc.) by rededicating themselves to follow the example of Jesus: move toward "the other" with love and respect. Don't fear, avoid, dehumanize, stigmatize, or allow bigoted statements to go unchallenged, but instead, have a cup of tea, take a walk, exchange dinner invitations, hear their stories, and treat "the other" as you would be treated. Learn to see "the other" as your neighbor, and respond as Christ taught.
Couldn't have said it better myself...praying, praying, praying above all else.