Prayer and watching world events

How concerned should we be about crime in our international community? Are local happenings symptoms of global trouble? It may seem odd that these questions bothered me while I was reading about a local police officer who, though off duty, was killed when he helped another officer arrest a criminal. yet the fact is that the city where I live is becoming increasingly international in outlook. This helps to inform my view of the city and the events that take place in it.

So I asked myself: Is anyone exempt from responding to disasters anywhere? Is anyone excused from the moral and spiritual obligation to address crime or other trouble through prayer no matter where the trouble occurs?

December 4, 1995

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