by Adele Henderson
“At the root of war is fear: not so much the fear men have of one another as the fear they have of everything. It is not merely that they do not trust one another; they do not even trust themselves . . . . They cannot trust anything because they have ceased to believe in God.” — Thomas Merton
It has been two months since the massacre at Sandy Hook, and I have heard the following as solutions to the problem of violence in our country: putting prayer back in school, banning violent video games, restricting the rights of people with mental illness and controlling what guns people can buy and who can buy them.
Henderson lives in Roanoke.