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Heavy-hearted in Boston

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I am heavy-hearted today as many other of my neighbors in Boston are after such a horrific and unimaginable attack on the Boston Marathon. Of all the events in this great city - this one symbolizes all that is good in humanity. Not only from the act of willing oneself to run 26.2 miles of one of the most grueling courses, but many do this in an act to raise awareness towards multiple causes that do good in this world or even to remember a loved one. To have it end in this way or not even to be able to finish due to a bombing is too much to believe.

I am counting my blessings that all that I know are well while at the same time I realize that on any given moment I could have been there, or numbers of others that I know, out of the shear joy of supporting this wonderful event. Years ago, I used to live down the street from the finish line and frequently walked by to cheer and support.

I know this city will bounce-back because that is what we do but the reality of police with machine guns guarding our streets is a glaring difference from yesterday morning's commute. I feel for everyone and have compassion even for the perpetrators of this crime because I can't imagine being so lost that human life does not have value anymore. I feel for those hurt people. I feel for those they hurt and particularly those families of the three who lost their lives. I ask for forgiveness for us all and hope that we all find our way to peace and love, the ultimate healing.
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HISOWN1 4/16/2013 8:41PM

    Great blog and yes I had my husband who worked on Boylston street not too far away

PRAYING FOR OUR CITY and grateful for all the unsung heroes who helped

Hope they get the person/s and hang em' high - hmmm guess that is not very Christ like but my human person is pretty angry

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MCFERRET 4/16/2013 8:21PM

    The belief in humanity and the goodness of all those who helped from near and far is much more representative of what the world has to offer. I appreciate your blog and the hopefulness for resilience.

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REJ7777 4/16/2013 6:12PM

    I'm so very sad, and angry, because of what happened in Boston yesterday. It's incomprehensibly evil, no matter what the motivation was. I hope that the perpetrators are brought to justice soon. And I do hope that people have the grace to forgive... for their own inner healing, and so that the evil (hate, bitterness, etc.) isn't passed on. emoticon

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MYOWNHERO 4/16/2013 5:08PM

    Thank you for these wise words. Love is truly the ultimate healer.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 4/16/2013 4:46PM

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EMILYROSEBUD 4/16/2013 4:46PM

    Amen! Great blog!

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JOHNTJ1 4/16/2013 4:44PM

    Prayers & Blessings to you and to all in Boston

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KNEWMETODAY 4/16/2013 3:17PM

    You must know that this community (and many others) share the horror, the grief, and the disbelief that this could happen on our streets. Please know that our hearts are with you and those who lost loved ones or were injured. Our call is to love...not always the easiest thing to do, but always the best!

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