Thank you for printing the story about John Sheridan ("A Hit Man's Guilt," by Fred Dickey, Dec. 16). Before Sept. 11, I believed that everyone was basically good inside. People thought I was being naive, but I simply called it having faith in humanity. I even thought that murderers pray for their victims' souls.
But when I woke up to the terrified cries on that September morning, my whole belief system shattered. Dickey's article allowed me to regain my beliefs. Although Sheridan's actions were wrong, it was enough for me that he realized what he had done and had started to repent for it. I hope people have not given up on the hope that there is good in everyone, even if it's just a little bit.