Yesterday in Boston a terrifying act of violence took place as two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Our immediate thought is one of deep sorrow and our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were hurt, killed and the families of those victims. Further we send deep thoughts and prayers to all who helped in the aftermath, from the investigators who are figuring out who did this and why (as of this writing, we don’t have those answers); to the many emergency and law enforcement people and to the many healers, doctors, nurses and hospital personnel as well as to all those experienced, witnessed or was otherwise involved in the aftermath.
When events of this nature happen, it is easy to turn towards the heavens and ask why or how God can let terrible things happen. And the answer is that God doesn’t, but man does.
We live on a planet that is full of extremes –from infinite beauty to terrible tragedy.
In a time such as this, however, mere words cannot properly express the sorrow, pain and shock this nation is now feeling. In other nations across the world, such bombings may be an hourly event. In America it is still a rare event and therefore deeply affects all who live here.
In the weeks and months ahead we will learn more about the who, the why’s and even the how’s. But for now, we bow our head and pray, with a tear in our eye and sorrow in our heart.
With Love and Lights Dimmed Tonight,
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being