New York – Religious or not, all people are Jihadis. We battle against that version of ourselves we least admire, and labor, indeed battle with all we can muster to be and become better, step by step, day by day.
This universal quality, common to every person ever is what is known inIslam as Jihad. I can envision, and sometimes almost taste the self I long to be, compassionate, serving, forgiving, trusting, patient. At times I feel it, I’m there, if even for a moment.