How we react to tragic events, shapes us, shapes the world, and creates our reality. Never has it been more important for us to not leap into hateful confrontations with the "perceived" enemy. There is indeed a war going on here, but it is not a war between people and religions and ideals .... It is a war between good and evil.
If we give into "hating" we create hate and perpetuate the very thing we don't want. If we give into fear we have cleared the pathway for the very thing we do not want.
We live in a world where information is manipulated, withheld and added to ... in order to further agendas that have nothing to do with our best welfare. We cannot trust that everything we are told or that we are "allowed" to see, represents the truth.
Discernment is our only hope and that cannot work when we are not calm and already using the developed gift. Discernment is about withdrawing from the worldly influences where we are easily manipulated and learning to trust our own "gut" or "sixth sense" about what the truth is. It means listening and seeing and then making our own decision about the validity of it. It is about knowing yourself and personal responsibility. It is about survival.
There is no time to keep shrugging and telling each other there is nothing that we can do. Every individual has to be willing to hold on to calm sanity, to act with purpose and deliberation, to stand firm in their belief that they matter and to teach their children the same.
Fearful people are easily manipulated by those who stand clear in their own purposes.
Hateful people are easily killed in the insanity they create.
This is not a drill. This is our lives.