Terror in the City of Light

 Looking back now on the horrible events of these past two days in Paris, I wondered how to react. How does one accept the inhumanity shown by a group of jihadists against innocent people going about their own lives, enjoying an exciting soccer game in the stadium, sharing a meal with friends, listening to a rock concert, or just walking along the peaceful streets in this lovely city? One cannot lose hope even under these drastic circumstances. It brings to my mind the words of the letter of Peter3:15 where he says:
“Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands of you an accounting for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence.”
Sr. Helen Phillips