I remember when I was young there seemed to be no fear. We went to bed with our windows and doors unlocked and never considered locking our cars. We, as children, were out in the fields and the neighborhoods playing all day with no
worries and our parents didn’t have to worry either - there just wasn’t a whole lot of fear out there. But now it’s not the same . . . and yet we still have more freedom from fear than most countries.
What bothers me too is that I’m older now and it takes a lot more to overcome fear. Sometimes I feel the bile inside building up and I want to crawl in a hole and hide. I don’t know if it is because I am older or because I now realize all the repercussions of such tragedies - so many lives changed forever. When I was young I just never thought it could happen to me or the ones I love but now that I’m older, I realize it could happen to anyone.
We have spent many years in the United States of America feeling so safe. The events of the last few years have been terrifying and I truly believe, that’s how the rest of the world wants us to feel; maybe even some in our own country, who are working on an agenda. Whatever the reasons these things happen, or the whys, we must have faith and not allow it to shake our foundation. We must somehow allow it to make us a better nation, wake us up, keep us mindful of our
history and how we actually have achieved this freedom from fear. Make us realize that so many of our problems come from within, from our moral behavior, our actions and our lack of responsibility.
We need first to remember our faith in God and lastly, let us not forget the bloodshed of so many that have gone before.