The objective of terror, whether home grown or foreign, is to ignite and create fear. The objective of terror is not to kill; though it uses murders and even mass murders. Terror’s objective is to use the dead to birth fear in the hearts of the living. Whether in the air or on the ground, in a tall building or the casual escape of a movie theater, terror comes to dispense fear, stripping us of sanctity and peace.
The only way to defeat terror is with hope and love. Hope says though today was tragic, a new day with new life and possibilities awaits me to grow and get better. Love says I will not hate the one through whom terror comes. But I will combat his actions with the most winning and rewarding response: forgiveness.