On Monday an act of evil was able to steal the spotlight. Hate and violence have threatened to take away our peace. Yes, I’m talking about the tragedy that occurred in Boston. A day that was supposed to be full of joy and hope quickly turned dark. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected in any way. In times like these we feel so powerless. That’s natural, but we can’t let things like this stop us. Instead of letting evil win, it is up to us to stand up and spread love.
Just like bad things can take center stage, good can do the same. Even with the news of the terrible things that occurred on Monday, there were stories of heroic people who were willing to give of themselves to help others. These are the types of things that restore our faith in humanity. In the midst of the chaos and bad things that were happening people were still willing to hold onto good.
So many of us wonder about what we can do to make things better. We often feel so far away and even helpless. Maybe we’re overlooking the amazing things that can be done from right where we are. The people of Boston are in desperate need of our prayers right now. They need to know that we’re behind them. Anyone who was on Twitter Monday knows that this is exactly what happened. “#PrayForBoston” trended for hours. People from all over the world were using social media to give their support to those who were affected. Never underestimate the power of prayer, or social media for that matter.
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Our work is not done. Good hasn’t lost, so let’s not act like it has. It is up to us to do everything in our power to prove that it isn’t true. People of Boston, our thoughts and prayers are with you. People of the world, it’s our time to show evil who’s boss.
This blog post is dedicated to those who tragically lost their lives as a result of the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected. God Bless.