Activist Faith

pakistan_jpg_1179621cl-4.jpgIt’s too easy to read the headlines of another suicide bombing, like the one that has just taken place in Pakistan that just took the lives of 31 people, and move on without much consideration. But today, this particular headline stopped me in my tracks.

I wondered at what point did this person decide blowing himself up made more sense than trying something else with his life? What about the mothers and fathers of that man and the 31 other people who died? What will the impact be at this specific location in Pakistan for the next generation? When will it end?

The questions come much more quickly than the answers, but this loss forces me to hold my family closer today and to remember that each day is a gift. Also, a loss of one is a loss for all. Despite the pace of the day, take a moment to reflect on the life you have been given, and how to us use it to make the greatest possible impact.


BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith.
Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has
investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books
include Undefending Christianity, Not in My Town (with Charles J.
Powell), and Thirst No More (October). Discover more at

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