Our greatest skill: Pondering Boston

In light of yesterday’s events in Boston, I’ve done much thinking about the response of the Church, Christians and myself. As I’m sure many of you are feeling this morning, I simply feel stuck, left to my thoughts and my emotions. My heart breaks for all of those involved in this horrific act of terror and I’m questioning, everything. Although I don’t have all of the answers, my hope is that you will find some peace and comfort in our greatest human skill, our capacity to love.

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“Our love is strongest in our darkest hours; the moments when we’re completely vulnerable and hopeless. It shines bright, a beacon of strength and comfort that cannot be broken. It’s in these moments that not only do we find what we need, but we find what we’ve been missing all along.”

In the last twenty-four hours we’ve seen this love from thousands and thousands of people all over the world. We’ve seen its power, its purpose and its presence. If there is any good that can come from a horrendous situation like this, it’s our response of love. As we’ve seen before, love can and will outlast. As you go about your day today, whether at work or at home, remember that our capacity for love is our greatest skill, and there are opportunities to use it right in front of you.

Our hearts go out to all those affected by yesterday’s tragedy in Boston. Our thoughts, prayers and love are heading your way!