Boston Marathon Bombing.

by Patrick Liew on April 17, 2013

On Monday, 15 April 2013, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It killed three persons and injured more than 100 people.

It pains my heart to see so many people suffer another senseless tragedy in history.

My heart goes out to the families during this difficult time of bereavement and adjustments.

My prayer goes up for them to find strengths to cope with the tragedy and resilience to press on. They will have the courage and wisdom to rebuild their lives and future.

I pray for a speedy recovery for those who are injured. May they be restored to good health and be able to live a fulfilled life.

I pray and believe that this heartless experience will motivate the USA to rise up to be a great nation.

Together with the global community, we will also do our part to promote and achieve world peace.

May this tragedy be an awakening call for humanity.

It is sad that humankind can rise to the highest level of love and compassion. Yet, we can also stoop to the lowest level of hate and cruelty.

We have the capacity to create. We also have the capability to destroy.

In modern society, we are surrounded by material comforts. Yet, we are also saturated with emotional conflicts.

We have a wealth of knowledge, but we still lack the wisdom to resolve our spiritual emptiness.

We have the technology to communicate with each other but we don’t know how to collaborate effectively with one another.

We know what is right but we still do what is wrong.

We pursue quantity of possessions but not quality of contributions.

We have been misled by hearts of greed. Meanwhile, souls cry out for love, peace and happiness.

We rape and pillage planet earth and we wonder why she does not cow in silence.

In pain and sorrow, our planet has manifested her hurts and scars through global warming, tidal waves, and earthquakes.

Yet, we sleep through the signs and signals. We continue our march down the slippery slope to destruction.

Today, humankind stands – one bomb away – from the brink of decimation.

Tomorrow, when the sun rises, I pray we will wake up to a new day. A new day of love, hope and optimism.

Our collective conscience must be awakened.

We must stretch out our hands not for more power or possessions, but in compassion and cooperation to make our world a better home.

May our Creator have mercy on us and may we not continue to break His heart. May we allow His love to flow right through every part of our being and to every soul.

Together, let us saturate ourselves with love as we fulfill our destiny for greatness.



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