No words can convey the healing that's needed in the world. My heart goes out to the families and friends of those who were killed, and to those who were injured and their families. But not just in Boston, and not just today. And not just in Newton and Aurora and other places in our own country where violence perpetrated by misguided humans has taken its toll recently (I remember Kent State and Jackson State).
And not just in our own country but all over the world where what happened in Boston today happens all too often to others who don't speak our language or quite share our benefits. And sometimes when things like this happen it is people from our own country that cause it, whether here or elsewhere. All human, all too human unfortunately. Maybe the perpetrators are deranged, maybe just misguided, maybe just angry, like the cops who beat Rodney King were, or the men who planned and carried out 9/11.
Violence has always been a part of human life, since Abel and Cain. We embrace the spirits of those who are murdered and their loved ones left behind, and we support and honor those who risk their own lives to prevent these kinds of occurrences, or to respond selflessly when they do. As our hearts go out tonight to those struggling to survive their injuries, those being forced to face the results of them, and those just frightened and even traumatized by the violence and carnage.
There are people dying everywhere today, may peace come to them all and to their loved ones.