One look at the daily news reminds us: It’s a cold, cruel world out there. Innocence is slaughtered every day. The harshness of the world can make us tough, self-protecting, and cold at the center: “Not my job. Not my problem.” But the violence of our generation really is our problem, and the job of responding to it can only be ours. We have one great weapon in the war against cruelty. Today, unwrap the gift of kindness. Use it liberally, especially with those who “trespass against you.”
Exodus 1:8-14, 22; Matthew 10:34—11:1 (389).
“Pharaoh then commanded all his subjects, ‘Throw into the river every boy that is born to the Hebrews.’ ”