It is way too easy to let anger and bitterness consume your soul. That's why Taya Kyle's response to critics of her late husband, who was called a "racist" and a "killer", is so inspiring. On Glenn's radio show, Taya showed incredible grace to her husband's critics.
"Knowing who [Chris Kyle] was, how difficult was it for you to listen to the conversation this country had when the movie came out and called him a racist killer?" Glenn asked.
"It's one of those things why where I feel like God prepares you for what you're going to face later. And when the book first came out and I read some of the comments, I would have a racing heart and shaking hands, horrified about what people would say about Chris. But then I realized that it's a small minority. They have a right to their opinion. They have a right to say whatever they want. And it doesn't have to affect me," Taya said. "The people that know, know."
"Did you ever get a call from the president?" Glenn asked. " Did you ever get a note from the president?"
"No," she said.
"Did it bother you that you didn't?" he asked.
"I understood people's outrage because on principle the commander-in-chief...I realized that there's really no sense in it. Because I feel like people who are rational and logical will come to the conclusions when they look at the mountain of evidence of who Chris was and how he lived his life, and that's who I care about. You know, other people are welcome to their opinion, but you really can't take any of my time because I have better things to do with my time."
Taya Kyle has a new book out: American Wife: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith, and Renewal.
Listen to the full interview below: