Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
My heart goes out to the all the victims and their families of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingzi all died from this heartless act. MIT police officer, Sean Collier, who was ambushed and killed by the two bombers early Friday morning, along with Richard Donohue, the MBTA officer who was wounded by the suspects.
So many self-less courageous people stepped up to help the wounded, moments after the blast. Their minds, along with the many witnesses (including children) are permanently engraved with memories of a warzone. Memories that no one should have to keep.
I am so grateful to all those involved that brought a swift end to the ordeal. Our brave law enforcement, Massachusetts governor Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino, who should have been recovering in a hospital bed, all worked tirelessly to ensure our safety.
A special prayer of thanks goes out to the Watertown citizen who alerted police after he was brave enough to peek under the covering of the boat in his backyard, finding the injured suspect! I can’t imagine how lucky this man must be feeling this morning. Lucky that he wasn’t harmed or killed by the suspect, and lucky that he didn’t wait until morning to look in his backyard, as the suspect could have escaped or perhaps died overnight.
I think God was certainly watching over Boston this week!
A fund has been set up for donations for bombing victims. I can’t even imagine the struggle some of them face in the coming months and years. It breaks my heart. *** onefundboston.org***
One last thought. Our Boston tragedy has overshadowed the devastating explosion in Texas, and my thoughts are also with those victims.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.