Fire at the Finish Line in Boston

by gradycarter

The latest reports that I’ve seen say that there are a likely 2 people killed and 22 injured as a result of the the bombings at the finish line at the Boston Marathon today… This is absolutely tragic, and it can serve as a reminder that we need to find ways to fill our lives with sympathy and empathy. These kinds of attacks are hardly rare in many other parts of the world, and those people are just as human as those violated today. I pray, even amidst my doubts I pray, that we can find ways to face our fears and join together to overcome them. When we see tragic events like this we need to look them in the face and see the horrific images, and hear the terrifying stories. Because not seeing the reality of human violence in wars and other conflicts could enable the same kind of inaction that we read about in our history books.