Today at the Boston Marathon, an act of terror was committed. By whom we don’t know. Nor do we know why.
I first learned of the tragedy through a notification from my New York Times app on my iPhone. I told my roommate who then immediately grabbed the remote and turned on the news. As I watched this event unfold, I was dumbfounded. Who has so much evil in their heart that they want to commit such an act? What possess a person to be okay with creating such sorrow and loss for friends and families? I can’t help but think that the world is getting uglier.
As the events of today continue to unfold, I pray for the suffering. I pray for the friends who are worrying, the parents who are scared, the significant others who feel loss, and the children who are too young to understand. I express gratitude toward those willing to help and to the heroes who are making sacrifices. I pray for the Federal Government and the Massachusetts State government that they remain rational and calm.
I pray for the fallen.
I pray for those that committed this unthinkable action. May you learn to be at peace with the demons that haunt you.
And I pray a special prayer for the journalists who capture and tell this story. May they seek only truth and accuracy. May they aid in being a vigilante for justice.
This coverage brought me to tears.
In true Bostonian Fashion–
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.