The sobering words of President Obama in the wake of yesterday’s mass murder in Paris.
Please take a moment to reflect on those who were killed and injured in yesterday’s attacks.
Please take a moment to think about the irrationality and immorality of terrorism.
Please take a moment to think of the families of those who perished–those who will never again see a mother, a father, a brother, a sister. When evil takes an innocent life, it inflicts a permanent psychological wound upon those who knew and loved and laughed with that person.
Marvin Gaye famously observed that only love can conquer hate. If that’s true, then we desperately need more love in this world. More caring. More compassion. More empathy. More justice.
It’s easy to say that Paris will heal. It’s easy…but I fear it’s not accurate. Did America ever really heal after 9/11? Is there ever any healing after violence takes innocent lives?
There may never be healing. There can only be remembrance. May we never forget the horror of November 13, 2015…and may we strive every day to fill this hurting world with as much love and justice as possible.