The Taliban's murder of Christian aid workers in Afghanistan ought to remind everyone in the world that there is such a thing as evil.
It also ought to suggest to the world that the Christian gospel can and sometimes does motivate lives of extraordinary self-sacrifice for the sake of others' good.
On this point we recommend the story in our local paper of one of the victims, who grew up near our city and is the daughter of an alumnus of the institution we are honored to serve.
Add to that the testimony of her father:
We offer our prayers for and thanks to Mr. Beckett, his family, and the families of all the victims.