On the eve of the 13th anniversary of 9-11, we heard our President rally us to the cause of degrading and destroying one more incarnation of the Islamic terrorist threat that stained the national heart and soul when the airliners became tools of evil on that fateful day. I pray that this renewed effort to confront terrorist threats against Americans and, indeed, the entire world, will be successful but I fear that this same President mirrors the weariness and wariness of a people who thought a war against evil could be fought like we did the Nazis and our enemies turned into partners and friends like the German nation became in the aftermath of the fighting. Though this may be our hope, it is not real. There is little basis in reality to hope for such an end to the vigilance or to the prospect that we might wake up one morning and find our enemies now love us and want to work with us. The evils we face among those who are determined to destroy us no matter what the personal cost to them or their families or their national identities is a radically different kind of evil. So I urge us to pray not only for an end to this evil, for an end to the violence, and for an end to terrorism, but to pray for the will to continue to fight in whatever form it takes -- not merely to contain this evil but to destroy it as much as evil can be destroyed. For without this vigilance and unwavering commitment to justice, freedom, and security, those who died on 9-11 and all those died in the years since waging war against those forces of evil, will have died in vain. Perhaps it is our fondest wish to turn back the clock to the day when we seemed to live a more carefree life, without the constant stories of death and destruction in the news cycle. But we find ourselves more than ever locking in the battle for good and evil, for right and wrong. There is no neutrality in such a conflict and their can be no lag of zeal or courage or the enemies outside of us will be undone by the fears inside of us.