Why We Are Still Vulnerable

I’m sure by now that many of you have heard about the shooting at the Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. We all share our prayers and sadness for security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns, who while in the process of doing his job was shot dead by a domestic terrorist.

This horrific act is just a reminder that we are all so vulnerable to an attack–no matter where we are and what we are doing. I can’t imagine what the family of officer Johns is going through right now. The reality for all of us is that we must always be vigilant in our efforts to protect our country from foreign and domestic enemies.

How easy it is for us to be complacent these days, since it has been almost 8 years since our country has been attacked. However, we must understand that there isn’t a face of terrorism. Having seen the pictures of the man who shot officer Johns in the Washington, D.C. museum, I don’t think I would have ever imagined him to be a cold blooded killer.

My late Grandfather always used to tell me that life is short–It wasn’t until he passed that I realized how important it is to live each day to the fullest. Since the reality is, we are all vulnerable to being involved in an attack by a terrorist in our country, we need to start thinking about how we live our lives–how can we be happier?

I often allow others to upset me, when I should just shrug my shoulders and feel sorry for them. As my Mom always used to say, “don’t sweat the small stuff, and everything is small stuff.” I know, everything is easier said than done, but maybe someday I along with a lot of other folks will learn to put the small stuff on the back burner!

Americans are, and have always been known for being strong and resilient. This attack on one of our precious historical monuments will not soon be forgotten. Americans should take notice of this and realize that our vulnerabilities are vast and complex. We must always fight the good fight and strive toward excellence–we never know when our last day will be.

So today, I ask you to join me in praying for the family of officer Johns, and ask that they be comforted during this tragic time. His innocence, is shared on all of us and his death should serve as a warning that our country is not truly safe from those who possess the will to harm others.

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