Praying For Boston

My heart and my prayers go out to the victims of the Boston bombings and to their families and loved ones. Another unspeakable horror. Another instance where I can only cry out in anguished bewilderment “Why?”
Why is there so much anger in this world people would intentionally do harm to their fellow men? What hurt or even belief can possibly justify the killing of other people, innocent ones at that? What perversion of the human mind can bring satisfaction to one who would maim others or even snuff out their lives? What drives people to keep on escalating this cycle of senseless violence?
I still believe in goodness and that it will eventually triumph over evil. But events like the Boston bombings and many others like it leave me numbed and unbelieving that there are people capable of doing this. There seems to be no answer to my anguished ‘Why’. I feel so outraged but at the same time so helpless as there is nothing I can do. I can only nurse my pain in silence, speechless. I resolve that I shall not be part of the cycle of hatred and violence. I shall never do anything to hurt or harm others.
Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’
John 6:30-35
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2 Responses to Praying For Boston

  1. Luciano P. Galman says:

    How I wish more people would follow your sequence of responding to unpleasant situations, (horrible events)…observe, empathize, strengthen belief in goodness, renew personal commitment.

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