As I write this right now I am having a conversation with a Quaker friend of mine about “evil” and how it is people of faith are to address evil. At this moment in history there is much (what I would call) evil taking place. As a follower of Jesus I stand very confused about what actions should be taken. As a father and grandfather I want to eradicate them off the face of the earth.
I fear for your generation if by the time you are able to read this and understand it the world has not become a more inclusive place.
Eleanor attempt to understand those you might not agree with or those who seem so different. Make an attempt to communicate with them. Listen to their concerns, their pains and fears. You might just find they are no different than all of your concerns, pains and fears.
In the end Eleanor, we are all just trying to find out what it means to be a human being.
But in the mean time there are those who let their needs, fears and pain push them to the point of evil.
May God have mercy on their souls and restore them to wholeness in the next life. And may you know peace on earth in your life in some way.