Last Saturday in Arizona, protesters tried to silence a presidential candidate while supporters retaliated with fisticuffs.
Hours later, on Palm Sunday, Christians commemorated Jesus’s kingly entrance into Jerusalem.
The next day, in Brussels, terrorist attacks killed over 30 people and injured at least 200 more.
This year has been that kind of surreal.
The elections, the unrest, the terror—all of this craziness makes me feel overwhelmed. Overwhelmed and afraid.
I can’t quite describe my feelings, but they include anger, horror, frustration, numbness, bewilderment and more, depending on what’s in the news each day.
I am distressed and heartbroken over the terrorism, crying out to God for the victims. But I can’t stop it. So I focus on something closer to home: election year, and how our next president might respond to terrorism and all of the other problems facing us, both here and abroad.