What has happened in Boston has shaken the world. An unbelievable act of terror, something that is nearly impossible to comprehend. While searching around for prayers and messages, I stumbled across a blog by Patheos. I couldn’t change anything in what they said and thought that it definitely needed a repost. Here it is:

Our hearts are heavy and our eyes are red with tears as we read, watch and listen to the reports about the terrorist attack today in the great City of Boston during the Boston Marathon. Those who inflict these acts of barbarism and terror do so in order to demoralize a people, to make a city and a nation cower and to bring fear to the hearts of every person who decides to run in a marathon or stand at the finish line to cheer. The message must be loud and clear: We will not be demoralized. We will not cower and we will face the fear of the unknown and continue enjoying marathons and other activities that make civil society function.

I am most struck today by the images of those people who did not run away from the explosions but who ran to them — medics, doctors, nurses, ordinary citizens and even the runners themselves. That is the spirit of America. That is what makes our country so great and that is the reason why no act of terror will ever break that spirit. The City of Boston is more resilient and tougher than any act of terror and the United States of America is more resilient and tougher than any act of terror. We know that because the goodness of our people shines through when we run towards the scene to help those hurt and not to run away from it. The fabric that forges us as a people is more powerful than any act of evil committed against us.


Prayers go out to all victims and those affected.


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