What can anyone say right now? Religion-beat writer Cathleen Falsani of the Chicago Sun-Times has openly said what many -- even in MSM newsrooms -- wish they could stand up and say right now. And what Falsani could not say herself, she has let an anonymous journalist at the Christian Science Monitor say for her.
This anonymous colleague of Jill Carroll has not, Falsani said, written precisely what she would have written.
But that is almost beside the point, as the clock ticks down.
... (The) heart of what the writer is saying is what I'd want to say were I in his or her shoes.
Do not lose hope. Do not despair. Believe that change can happen. Pray.
For Jill. For her family. For her colleagues. For her captors. For mercy.
For all of us.
Read it all. Then pray for a fellow journalist.