I feel helpless when I read reports like this one. Journalist Steven Sotloff disappeared in Syria back in August 2013 and was not seen again until a recent video surfaced of his execution. He was beheaded on camera by members of ISIS.
I’m writing this post because while I am totally ill-equipt to tackle issues of foreign policy like this one, I know that hate and fear can only breed and grow if we allow them to. I can’t ease the pain that Steven Sotloff’s family is encountering, and I don’t know how to bring peace to the middle east. But I do know the most powerful weapon against hate, hateful acts, criticism, violence, discrimination etc., Is good people trying there very best to do good and to be good.
So from now on when I read an article like this one, I’m going to redouble my efforts to be kind, to promote understanding, to spread the message of love and peace in my family, to my friends and in my community.
Maybe in some small way it will make a difference.
Are you with me?