Sunday, April 21, 2013
One Week In April
This week in April I have wept, watching with the world as Boston suffered and triumphed over those who felt compelled to share their pain and confusion through violent means.
I have wept watching fellow Texans in the town of West sift through the remains of their community following a chemical fertilizer plant explosion that has torn them apart.
This morning I wept over the news reviews and the overwhelming examples of heroes that, in both tragedies, stepped up to help. The stories of those individuals that ran into the smoke, into the fire with the thought of helping someone in need.
I wait and listen for these stories, the ones of heroism and selflessness that keep my heart from turning hard and brittle over the senseless brutality a few inflict on so many.
We live in a hurt and broken world but the light shines brightest in the darkest hours. My prayers go out to all those who were touched by the darkness and also to those who let the light shine in and through them when the light is needed most.
These are other everyday heroics that have filled my heart with light:
We The People
Who Do You Love?
Where Were You?
Thankless Jobs Recognized
Grace of the Common People