Captured at the relief of Bay State residents, many put their lives on the line to stop the madness, and as a young man recovers in a Boston hospital, our law inforcement has done their job with great efficiency. In America, we are taught to love one another and to try to right the wrong. This love unites us in every state of our country. Love is a powerful decision. It is stronger than hate, it never gives in and it never gives up.
Persons gone wrong, who made all the wrong choices, deciding to hate, were left in the hands of the compassionate. Scared, cold and fearing for his future, we care for our brother while we are left to grieve for those who suffered at the hands of a few, while protecting all. Our determination is to choose the path of love, knowing that hate leads to death, and yes, even the death of his own brother. If he were to live a long life, would that fact alone live to haunt him, I wonder?
Let the world see how we take care of our own. We will always have those who stray, and to those we will say that we remain vigilant and constant in our peace keeping efforts, and in our quest spread love, peace and justice. We do not cower, leading by example, grieving for all lost and while praying, we will continue to comfort those who suffer at the hands of the misguided.
May light shine upon us all, with time and forgiveness, we will come to the knowledge that there is and will always be room for love if we choose it.
Last night, as we gathered to celebrate the birthday of my oldest son, the conversation was largely on the current lockdown of Boston, and as the event unfolded, in the eyes of all through media coverage, I remember commenting that "he has a mother too." I am tired of all the violence. When will we learn how precious each and every life is, and make a decision for love?
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