Traveling without terror

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

The events of a recent major hijacking alert us to the importance of dealing with terrorism in a specific way through prayer. For some, a major concern is travel. Are some places safer than others? Is one always at the mercy of chance, timing, circumstance?

One summer a few years ago we were traveling in a European country where there were almost daily threats from terrorists to bomb trains and stations. As we boarded a train there, I expressed some fear to my husband that things seemed out of control, that at any time we might be blown up. He gently reminded me I had felt perfectly safe in the country we had just left, because its language and customs were similar to our own. I saw that I needed to be clear about my own and every individual's divine right to safety.

August 12, 1985
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