The New “Normal”

The New “Normal”

As my husband and I were discussing the current terror crisis in Israel I asked him when he thought things would go back to normal. He said, “Unfortunately, I think this is our ‘new normal.'”

Those words didn’t sit well with me. On one hand it meant that we would go on with our lives despite the threat of terror. On the other hand, it meant that there is no end in sight to the terror.

The new normal. I can do that. I can become comfortable carrying pepper spray, being alert, and driving a car with reinforced windows. I can pray harder and trust God more deeply for protection.

However, I refuse to accept the new normal or get used to it. We cannot succumb to complacency or indifference while we go on with our lives. We must never forget that this is not normal. It is wrong and immoral. While we will carry on, we must also work to end the terror permanently. Israelis deserve a normal life without terror and we will never give up on attaining it.

Tags: Crisis and Need Life in Israel

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