Saturday, April 20, 2013

What now?

Now that the suspect in the Boston bombing is captured what do we do now?

In the Easter Season we read primarily from John and in 1 John 4:18 we read, "There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear."

So often in these situations we allow our fears to be the driving force in our lives. How many times have we seen something happen, we get frightened, and we over-react. We revert to our most primitive, tribal instincts. Already those voices are being heard, the ones who want to generalize and talk about all Moslems, or all immigrants.

Our Christian faith teaches us that our decisions must be grounded in the three theological virtues (faith, hope, and love) and the four cardinal virtues (prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude). As we listen to all the chatter listen for those virtues and we will find our way.