After 9/11 a striking red flower was given to me by my friend Sophie who lives in Paris, France. It shares a special spot on my refrigerator door and is a daily reminder of my French friend. Eerily, it fell to the floor yesterday. Today, as the news of terror in France touches us all, I glue my flower back together, replace it on the refrigerator and am reminded to pray all the more, at every remembrance for all of those we honor with our flag at half-mast.
Evil exhorts followers to strike where they are. Love exhorts followers to shine where they are.